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What Causes Global Inequality?

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Campus Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

Global inequality remains a deep and abiding issue for our times, even despite the emergence of countries of the south such as China, India, Brazil, etc. Indeed many have argued that form of emergence leaves ! inequalities as deep as ever even in those countries, creating only a larger metropolitan middle class. What are the sources of current forms of inequality in a world of globalized finance? How shall we resolve current disagreements between 'equality of opportunity' vs 'equality of outcome' in our understanding of the global economy? These questions, among others, will be the subject of the seminar.