"Relative bi-polarization and the middle class in Latin America" by Prof Jacques Silber

Past Event

07 June 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This special seminar is co-hosted by OPHI and the Department of Economics

Title: "Relative bi-polarization and the middle class in Latin America: A look at the first decade of the 21st Century"

Speaker: Professor Jacques Silber, Professor of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Biography: Professor Silber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and an OPHI Research Fellow. Professor Silber’s new work provides fresh insights into inequality in Latin America, which is sometimes called the most unequal region in the world. The new work looks at socio-economic mobility and the middle class in Latin America (2000–2009), particularly changes in bi-polarization using Latinobarómetro survey data for 15 countries.

Chair: Sir Tony Atkinson, Deputy Director, Economic Modelling, INET@Oxford

Drinks and hot pizza will be served after the seminar, which all are welcome to attend

Questions and comments on Professor Silber’s talk used the Twitter hashtag #jsoxford