Each fall, Haverford College holds an \”Economics Alumni Forum.\” In October, Jane Dokko (class of \’98) and I (class of \’82) discussed \”Rising Income Inequality: Causes and Consequences.\” Jane and I loosely divided up the subject by having her focus more on U.S. experience with income inequality in recent decades, while I focused more on long-term historical patterns like the old Kuznets curve arguments, along with international and global patterns of inequality.

A press release summarizing the presentations is here. A video of the presentations, roughly an hour in length, is available here.  My presentation starts about 32 minutes into the forum. 

Added: Greg Mankiw has posted at his website a video presentation of a symposium of Harvard professors discussing inequality, including economists Larry Katz and Ed Glaeser.  It\’s about 80 minutes long, available here.

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