Health, Inequality, and Public Policy

Friday April 4, 2014
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM



Angus Deaton and James Galbraith


Lunch: Cabot Mezzanine at 12:00
Lectures: ASEAN Auditorium at 12:30

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“For too long many economists have viewed rising inequality as an inevitable consequence of economic development,” says GDAE Co-director Neva Goodwin. “But recent economic upheavals call for a new approach to understanding the causes and consequences of inequality.

Angus Deaton has demonstrated that inequality is about much more than income differences, focusing on how inequality affects the health and well-being of societies. James Galbraith has shown that inequality isn’t an outcome driven by factors outside of our control, but instead is often a direct result of the policy choices we make.”

GDAE will award its 2014 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to Angus Deaton and James K. Galbraith. The award recognizes the contributions that these researchers have made to the studies of poverty, inequality, and well-being. The awardees will present lectures on the theme “Health, Inequality, and Public Policy” at 12:30pm in ASEAN Auditorium.

A complementary lunch will be served at 12:00 in the Cabot Mezzanine for registered participants. This event is FREE.

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