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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

About the Lecture

While inequality between countries is falling, inequality within countries is rising – relative poverty is changing from a distant issue to one on our doorsteps. Drawing on his 2015 book, “The Globalization of Inequality”, François will present compelling evidence of these trends. Grounded in both economic theory and his extensive international experience at the World Bank, he will explore a series of measures: a top rate income tax of ~70%; higher wealth taxes; and social initiatives, to address these issues.

About the Speaker

François Bourguignon is former Chief Economist and Vice President of the World Bank, and is currently Professor of Economics and the Paris School of Economics. He has published extensively on poverty and income distribution, as well on broader labour market, macro-economic and social policy issues. More.

About the Lecture Series

Established in 1979, the Denman Lecture hosts leading academics from around the world, on topics across the built and natural environment, economics and planning. More


For current staff and students of the university, tickets are available here. For alumni and CULS members please see the CULS webpage.

The event will be followed by a reception with drinks and canapés.


The Denman Lecture series is kindly supported The Howard Group.  

The Howard Group

Friday, 13 November, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:30
Contact name: 
Joseph Poore
Contact phone: 
07585 633381
Event location: 
Riley Auditorium, Clare College