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Inequality and the very rich: what do we know?

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ISER and the Institute for Fiscal Studies will be holding an open event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science at Broadway House in Westminster, exploring new research on the theme of Inequality and the very rich: what do we know?

Speakers will set out what we know, and what we need to know, about the very rich in the UK. Using a mixture of data from household surveys and data from tax authorities, the speakers will look at trends in the share of national income that goes to very high earners, the characteristics of those at the top of the income distribution, the importance of income from capital gains, and what we know about wealth inequality.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mike Brewer, Professor of Economics at the University of Essex
  • Robert Joyce, Deputy Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham
  • Andrew Summers, Assistant Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

This event is part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. It is supported by the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at ISER at the University of Essex, and by the Institute for Fiscal Studies through their ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

Register to attend here

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