Inequality – Trends Worldwide and in India

UNU-WIDER and ICRIER organize an afternoon seminar on ‘Inequality - Trends Worldwide and in India’ in Delhi, 22 January 2016

UNU-WIDER and ICRIER organize an afternoon seminar on ‘Inequality - Trends Worldwide and in India’ in Delhi, 22 January 2016.

At the seminar, the latest version of UNU-WIDER’s World Income Inequality Database (WIID3.3), and two studies that utilize it will be presented and discussed. This research deals with global trends in inequality and redistribution across a diverse set of countries.

The second part of the seminar will deal with Indian experiences of inequality, launching the Indian part of an ongoing UNU-WIDER research project ‘Inequality in the Giants’. The research combines and harmonizes data from a number of complementary sources in order to generate a more comprehensive picture of the income distribution in the country. By supplementing consumption data with data from national accounts and other data sources, the research gives an overview of trends in inequality.

Register via email at rajat.kathuria@icrier.res.in.

Invitation and programme

Programme
14.00 Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Welcome
14.10 Jukka Pirttilä, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
The WIID, Version 3.3
14.20 Finn Tarp
Global Inequality: Trends and Issues
14.40 Jukka Pirttilä
Redistribution in the World: Causes and Consequences
15.00 Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Rinku Murgai, the World Bank
Inequality in India: Trends and Issues
15.45 Saon Ray, ICRIER
Comments
15.55 Discussion
16.20 Shankar Acharya, ICRIER
Closing remarks
16.30

Tea

Inequality - Trends worldwide and in India