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IFS Research Director Richard Blundell opens Adam Smith Business School's Distinguished Speaker series

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Professor Sir Richard Blundell, Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at the IFS and University College London's David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy, was this month welcomed by the University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School as the first guest speaker of their Distinguished Speaker series of 2022.

Richard Blundell opened the seminar series with a talk on how the COVID-19 pandemic has "reinforced the need to deal with the challenges posed by inequality", and how the pandemic has "highlighted many existing inequalities - in education, training, income, work, health, savings and wealth." 

The Inequality: IFS Deaton Review, of which Blundell is an editor and panel member, draws on the leading minds across the social sciences to assemble the evidence on the causes and consequences of different forms of inequalities, and the ways that they can best be reduced or mitigated through policy. 

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