Professor John Creedy from the Victoria University of Wellington will be presenting the Goldsmith Public lecture on Inequality Measurement: In Pursuit of a Chimera?’.

Hosted by the Research School of Economics (RSE), this lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For register, please visit Eventbrite.

Topic: Inequality Measurement: In Pursuit of a Chimera?

Speaker: John Creedy, Professor of Public Economics and Taxation at the Victoria University of Wellington

Date & Time: 5.30pm to 7pm, Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Venue: Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building 124, Eggleston Road, ANU.

Abstract: Inequality is now receiving considerable media attention. Yet, even when empirical indices of inequality are presented, conceptual and measurement difficulties are often ignored. In this talk, Professor Creedy discusses some of the difficulties of providing summary information about inequality changes, stressing the central role of value judgements. Information about changing inequality in New Zealand and Australia from the 1930s is examined. The roles of income dynamics and the time period over which income is measured are also discussed.

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