Income and wealth inequality have become common problems across the Americas. In the USA, the share of pre-tax income in the hands of the top 1% almost doubled between the early 1980s and the present, going from 11% to 20%. In Brazil, the six richest men control as much wealth as the bottom half of the population; even more staggering, the richest 0.1% makes in a month the same as a worker receiving the minimum wage earns in 19 years. What are the causes and consequences of income inequality? Are the challenges and opportunities the same in the United States and in Latin America? This conference will gather a variety of academics and practitioners who will explore the political economy of inequality: its historical origins and evolution, the policies required to revert income concentration, and the role of key political actors in this process.

Registration available soon.

Cosponsored with the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.

Organized by:
Ray Offenheiser, Director of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Keough School Distinguished Professor of the Practice
Victoria Paniagua, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow 
Ben Phillips, Kellogg Institute Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow 

Speakers:
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International
Héctor Castañón, Fight Inequality Alliance Mexico
Federico Fuchs, UNC-Chapel Hill & Kellogg Institute
Daniel Graff, University of Notre Dame
CJ Grimes, Service Employees International Union
Calla Hummel, University of Miami
Thea Lee, Economic Policy Institute
Luis Felipe López Calva, UNDP
Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University
Didac Queralt, Yale University
Andrew Schrank, Brown University
Djaffar Shalchi, Move Humanity
Liz Theoharis, Kairos Center & Poor People's Campaign
Jeffrey Williamson, University of Madison-Wisconsin

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