Inequality and Economic Growth: Paul Krugman & Tony Atkinson in Conversation

MAY 20, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Photo of Paul Krugman: Fred R. Conrad, The New York Times



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


May 20, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Free, Reservations Required




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As we endure the slow, uneven recovery from the “Great Recession,” there is no more critical or timely question than that of the relationship between economic growth and inequality. Join two preeminent economists as they assess the connection between prosperity for some and poverty for others. Paul Krugman is professor of economics at Princeton University, a Nobel laureate, and a New York Times columnist. He is the author of numerous books, including the recently published End This Depression Now! Sir Tony Atkinson, professor of economics at Oxford's Nuffield College, is one of the world’s foremost scholars of inequality and author or editor of more than thirty books on inequality and related topics. He recently coedited Top Incomes: A Global Perspective, a volume that analyses high-end income inequality around the world.

Moderated by Chrystia Freeland, managing director and editor of consumer news at Thomson Reuters and author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

Presented by the Advanced Research Collaborative and the Luxembourg Income Study Center.