Dr Landais will examine the latest research into the best ways of determining the optimal level of welfare provision and social insurance in developed economies.
Camille Landais is a member of the faculty of the LSE Department of Economics, and an Associate on the Public Economics Programme at STICERD.
Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.
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