Seminar: Prof Sir Tony Atkinson, "Population, inequality and global justice"

Past Event

17 November 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speaker: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Deputy Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking @ Oxford (Member of Oxford Martin School); Professor of Economics, Oxford University.

Summary: "Optimum population" is a subject long discussed in welfare economics. The talk will first discuss the framework for analysis of policy. This leads to a discussion of the implications of population growth for justice at a global level and the evolution of global inequality. The final part of the talk is concerned with population growth and the setting of global goals post-2015.