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27 October 2020

Can COVID reduce global inequality?

The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the many deep social and economic fractures within countries – divides of race, class, education and income. But will it end up exacerbating them too? Could the pandemic end up making for a more equal planet? And is a reduction in the global inequality gap even a good thing?

Sir Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, who is currently leading the IFS Deaton Review into Inequalities, joins CoronaNomics to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on global inequality.