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Global Inequality: from the end of World War Two to today

Dr Branko Milanovic, World Bank and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, gives a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 15 February. He will speak on Global Inequality: from the end of World War Two to today.

Dr Milanovic will review the changes in international inequality (the differences between countries' mean incomes) and inequality between individuals in the world during the last 50 years. He will focus on:

  • the discontinuity in world development which occurred around 1980 with growth accelerations in China and India and the decline of world 'middle class countries' in Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • the current debate on the level and change in equality between individuals in the world
  • and the need to reorient the focus of multilateral agencies to African development.

Dr Branko Milanovic is lead economist at the World Bank and senior associate on a Trade, Equity and Development Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event.

Global Inequality: from the end of World War Two to today is on Tuesday 15 February at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

Dr Milanovic will also be speaking on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week programme on Monday 14 February. For more information, click here| 

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is part of a series of Ralph Miliband Lectures on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges|. The series continues with Professor Nancy Fraser, New School University, on Re-framing Justice in a Globalising World|. Tuesday 8 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

A further Miliband Lecture will be held on Tuesday 22 March. Professor Robert Reich, Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University, and former US Secretary of Labor, will look at What to Expect from the Second Bush Administration and Why|

8 February 2005

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