The Global Distribution of Income: Past Trends and Future Prospects

07  May 2009    4:00 pm CEST

Tony Atkinson, Nuffield College, Oxford


Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna, 'Veranstaltungssaal'


The world distribution of income is governed by the distribution between countries and inequality within countries. Historically, the international distribution widened but inequality within countries fell. Has this been reversed in recent decades? What, in the light of the current economic crisis, are the prospects for income inequalities?