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How can we tackle inequalities through British public policy?

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

Auditorium, Centre Building

Speakers

Dr Tania Burchardt

Dr Tania Burchardt

Professor Neil Lee

Professor Neil Lee

Professor Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage

Chair

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins

Inequality is at the heart of some of the most pressing issues facing people living in the UK today, from the cost-of-living crisis to racial inequity.

With a general election on the horizon, it is more important than ever for policy to be informed by high quality research. By engaging with policymakers, practitioners and local communities, the International Inequalities Institute produces research that can influence policy in crucial ways. At this public event, researchers from across the International Inequalities Institute will discuss their work and how their findings could impact British public policy. Our panel of speakers will cover a range of topics, such as how we can improve the quality of employment, how to implement a levelling up agenda, and how we can tackle wealth inequality in the UK.

Meet our speakers and chair

Tania Burchardt is Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. Tania’s research focuses on multidimensional inequality and disadvantage, in particular through the lens of the capability approach. She has written recently about inequalities in adult social care in the UK, and about the relationship between welfare state retrenchment and subjective justification of the private accumulation of wealth.

Neil Lee (@ndrlee) is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment, and leads the Cities, Jobs and Economic Change research programme at the International Inequalities Institute, at LSE. Neil's research considers cities, economic change and the social dimensions of innovation.

Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE. Between 2015 and 2020 he was Director of LSE’s International Inequalities Institute, which hosts the Atlantic Fellow’s Programme, the largest global program in the world devoted to challenging inequalities. Mike is the author of eight books, including most recently The Return of Inequality: social change and the weight of the past.

Stephen P. Jenkins is Professor of Economic and Social Policy, having joined the Department of Social Policy in January 2011. He was head of department for academic years 2016-17 to 2018-19. He also coordinates the Global Inequalities Observatory in the International Inequalities Institute.

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