The eminent British economist Professor Sir Tony Atkinson - a leading world authority on inequality and poverty - will give a public lecture at UNSW this week.
Titled The Evolution of the Distribution of Individual Earnings in OECD Countries, the lecture will reveal that the rise in wage inequality in Australia between 1980-2000 has been modest in comparison with several OECD nations, including the US and the UK.
Professor Sir Tony Atkinson is one of the world's most influential political economists. He was previously Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and Chairman of the Suntory Toyota International Centre at the London School of Economics. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has served on the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, the Pension Law Review Committee, and the Commission on Social Justice. He is the author of numerous books on the economics poverty, income inequalities and the welfare state.
The lecture is sponsored by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the School of Economics.
What: Public lecture - Professor Sir Tony Atkinson
When: 1-2.30pm, Wednesday 14, February
Where: Central Lecture Block (CLB) 5, UNSW
To attend, please RSVP to Duncan Aldridge from the SPRC.