The Inequality Revolution In Macroeconomics


From: Tuesday March 26, 2024, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday March 26, 2024, 7:00 pm

ESA VIC Branch in association with La Trobe University invite you to attend this seminar presented by Professor Wendy Carlin. 

The inequality revolution in macroeconomics: business cycles, inflation, instability

Macroeconomics responds to crises with new models and facts – and new policy. In the last century, there was the Keynesian revolution in response to the Great Depression and the rational expectations revolution in response to the great stagflation. A third revolution was prompted by the global financial crisis of 2008: this is the inequality revolution in macroeconomics and it, too, is producing new models and facts. Is there a new macroeconomics synthesis that is useful to policymakers of the 21st century?

About The Speaker

Wendy Carlin FBA is Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at UCL, Research Fellow of the CEPR and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research is on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, the economics of transition, and evolution of economic research and education. Her fourth macroeconomics book, subtitled ‘Institutions, instability, and inequality’ co-authored with David Soskice was published in 2024. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility. She leads the CORE Econ project, which is changing economics education around the world and is co-director of the Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy at UCL. In 2015, she was awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance and in 2022 elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: Canapés will be served from 5.30pm. Attendees welcome to arrive from 5.30pm to enjoy canapés and drinks (drinks at own cost). Event will start at 6pm. 
Cost: Free of charge

If you are not yet an ESA vIC member, this event is an opportunity for you to become a member to enjoy discounted rates on our other events and access to other free events throughout the year. You can become a member here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event, 

ESA VIC Branch and La Trobe University 


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