Branko Milanovic Awarded Tufts’ Leontief Prize for Research on Economic Inequality

Visiting Presidential Professor Branko Milanovic, senior scholar of the Graduate Center’s Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, was named one of two recipients of the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought by Tufts University’s Global Development And Environment Institute.
The award honors outstanding contributions to economic theory that address contemporary issues and support just and sustainable societies. Past winners include Nobel Laureates in economics. Mariana Mazzucato of University College London is the other recipient of the 2018 award.

In its announcement, the Institute recognized Milanovic for “his creative application of economic tools and analysis to the topics of inequality, domestically and globally. His methodology, including an innovative analysis of global income inequality between all individuals in the world, has become a reference point for understanding our highly unequal world.”
Before joining the GC, Milanovic served as lead economist in the World Bank’s Research Department for almost two decades. His most recent book is Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press, 2016), which received the Bruno Kreisky Prize.
Milanovic discussed how globalization affects inequality and populism in a PBS interview this June.

Submitted on: OCT 5, 2017

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