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Inequality: what do we know, and why do we care?

You can download the event's slides here.

What’s on offer?

Each year early career economists at IFS deliver a day of public economics talks, aimed at A-level and undergraduate students who have an interest in economics or might want to pursue a career in public policy research. As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, we will be live streaming a selection of lectures from the series to anyone who is interested in finding out more about economics. There will be time allowed for Q&A on each topic.

What’s it about?

Why do we care about inequality? What should be done about it? This lecture explores the debate over which inequalities the government should act to reduce, and why. It focuses on the contributions that can be made by economic theory and empirical research, and also introduces some of the tools used to measure different inequalities, applying them to UK income inequality to show how different measures can give us different insights

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These webinars are primarily aimed at final year undergraduates studying economics, but should be useful to anyone interested in the subject.