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.

Participants
  • 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