Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

New Findings From the World Inequality Report 2022 with Dr. Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley)

September 16, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


The Vancouver School of Economics is hosting economist Dr. Emmanuel Saez for a free lecture entitled “New Findings from the World Inequality Report 2022,” as part of the 2022 Woodward Lecture Series in BUCHANAN (BUCH) – A101, 1866 Main Mall.

Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California Berkeley. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. His research focuses on inequality and tax policy. Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he created the top income share series that show a dramatic increase in US inequality since 1980. The data have been widely discussed in the public debate. His 2019 book “The Triumph of Injustice”, joint with his colleague Gabriel Zucman, narrates the demise of US progressive taxation and how to reinvent it in the 21st century. He received numerous academic awards including the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association in 2009, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2010, and a Honorary degree from Harvard University in 2019.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: BUCHANAN (BUCH), Room A101

Thank you to Mr. Eugene Sidney Woodward, through whose generosity UBC has established a lectureship to perpetuate his spirit of concern for economic freedom and his interest in fresh approaches to contemporary economic problems and institutions.