The origins and future of inequality

Keynote by Samuel Bowles

4 May 2017, 17:30

Manchester, UK




In collaboration with Manchester Political Economy Institute, we are pleased to invite you to our event, The origins and future of inequality – a keynote lecture by Samuel Bowles.

The lecture (to be followed by a Q&A session) will present new research on wealth inequalities over the past 11 thousand years, and the implications of these data how both technology and politics will influence the future course of economic disparities; the lecture will also suggest how inequality could become an integral part of the study of economics.

The event will take place at 5:30pm in University Place Lecture Theatre A of the University of Manchester.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite:

About Samuel Bowles

SAMUEL BOWLES (PhD, Economics, Harvard University) is Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he heads the Behavioral Sciences Program. He taught economics at Harvard from 1965 to 1973 and since then at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is now emeritus professor.

During his long and prolific career, he worked with Martin Luther King Jr. during the US Civil Rights movement. He has also served as an economic advisor to the governments of Cuba, South Africa, and Greece, to U.S presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and to South African President Nelson Mandela.

His most recent book is The Moral Economy: Why good laws are no substitute for good citizens (Yale University Press, 2016). And he is currently working on Equality’s Moment: The origins and future of economic disparity and political hierarchy.

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