The Disciplines Series: The Idea of Development

What Causes Global Inequality?

Monday, February 24, 2014  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Heyman Center for the Humanities

Global inequality remains a deep and abiding issue for our times, even despite the emergence of countries of the south such as China, India, Brazil, etc. Indeed many have argued that form of emergence leaves inequalities as deep as ever even in those countries, creating only a larger metropolitan middle class. What are the sources of current forms of inequality in a world of globalized finance? How shall we resolve current disagreements between 'equality of opportunity' vs 'equality of outcome' in our understanding of the global economy? These questions, among others, are the subject of the seminar.


  • Branko Milanovic

    Visiting Presidential Scholar at The Graduate Center

    City University of New York

  • Prabhat Patnaik

    Professor Emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Akeel Bilgrami

    Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy

    Columbia University


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