The keynote lecture by Professor Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Carlos III, Madrid) contemplates the question: Is there any relationship between economic freedom and inequality? If so how does it work and when was it important? There will also be a focus on measuring recent trends in inequality in Australia, the underlying causes, the implications for living standards of income redistribution through the tax-benefit system, and comparison with other countries.

It is part of the “Inequality and living standards: past and present” conference organised by the Centre for Economic History in the Research School of Economics at the ANU from 16 to 17 March 2017.

The details of the public lecture are as below:

Title: Economic freedom and income inequality in the long run: is there a trade-off?

Date and time: Thursday 16 March 2017, 5.30pm-7.00pm.

Venue: Allan Barton Forum, CBE Building 26C, Kingsley Street.

Speaker: Professor Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

More details and registration can be found here.

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