12 10 2017 12 10 2017
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Household Behaviour and the Dynamics of Inequality

WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences with Sir Richard Blundell
Gebhard Glock
mail: gebhard [dot] glock [at] wzb [dot] eu
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This lecture will discuss the ways in which evolving inequality in individual wages and earnings passes through into inequality in household income and differences in consumption between households. Specifically, the lecture will examine how families cope with unexpected changes in the earnings of family members. These coping mechanisms include decisions by other household members on whether, and to what extent, they should enter the labor market, and on childcare arrangements. The lecture will also discuss how a family’s existing savings influence these decisions and the role of tax policies and social welfare programs.

Sir Richard Blundell is one of the world's most influential economists. He has done groundbreaking work in a number of applied fields, ranging from consumer behavior to labour markets and public economics. In 2014 he was cited in more academic papers than any other economist. In 2015 Thomson Reuters included him in their list of Citation Laureates. He has won numerous prestigious prizes and held important offices such as the Presidency of the Econometric Society.

Introduction by Peter Haan, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)

: Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck
Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300