Programme

Friday 5 September 2014
  Europaea - 1st floor Fennia I - 2nd floor Nordia - 2nd floor Nautica - 1st floor
08:00-09:00 Registration 1st floor
09:00-10:30 Opening welcome
Finn Tarp
  Video clip
Amartya Sen
  Opening keynote
Marcelo Côrtes Neri (Minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil)
10:30-11:00 Coffee - 2nd floor foyer
11:00-12:30 Parallel 1.1

INVITED 1
Chair: Annika Sundén

Parallel 1.2

MIDDLE CLASSES AND POLARIZATION
Chair: Rachel Gisselquist

Parallel 1.3

THE POOREST AND MOST EXCLUDED
Chair: Michael Grimm

Parallel 1.4

THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Chair: Amadou Boly

  Andrew Berg: Redistribution, inequality, and growth Alice Krozer: The inequality we want: How much is too much? Christoffer Sonne-Schmidt, Finn Tarp, and Lars Peter Østerdal: Ordinal bivariate inequality: Concepts and application to child deprivation in Mozambique Guido Erreygers and Roselinde Kessels: A unified structural equation modeling approach for the decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health
  François Bourguignon: 15 years of progress in understanding income inequality Khalid Abu-Ismail and Niranjan Sarangi: Rethinking the measurement of the middle class: evidence from Egypt Sabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, and Suman Seth: Measuring destitution in developing countries: An ordinal approach for identifying linked subset of multidimensionally poor Christophe Muller: Social welfare comparisons with fourth-order utility derivatives
    Andrew Dabalen, Fabio Clementi, Vasco Molini, and Francesco Schettino: The center cannot hold: Patterns of polarization in Nigeria Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi: Intrahousehold inequalities in child rights and wellbeing. A barrier to progress? Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttilä, Matti Tuomala, and Tuuli Ylinen: Optimal taxation and public good provision for poverty minimization
12:30-13:30 Lunch – Europaea foyer 1st floor
13:30-15:30 Parallel 2.1

INVITED 2
Chair: Tony Addison

Parallel 2.2

SPECIAL SESSION ON SOUTH AFRICA 1
Chair: Smriti Sharma

Parallel 2.3

COUNTRY EXPERIENCES
Chair: Maty Konté

Parallel 2.4

BEHAVIOURAL FOUNDATIONS
Chair: Wisdom Akpalu

  Andrea Cornia: Inequality in Latin America: Recent decline and conditions for its further reduction Arden Finn, David Lam, and Murray Leibbrandt: Schooling inequality, returns to schooling, and earnings inequality: Evidence from Brazil and South Africa Chetan Ghate, Gerhard Glomm, and John T. Stone: Public and private expenditures on human capital accumulation in India Hayford M. Ayerakwa, Robert D. Osei, and Isaac Osei-Akoto: Poverty and happiness: An examination of the factors influencing happiness among the extreme poor in rural Ghana
  Tony Shorrocks: New methods for estimating the level and trend of income and wealth inequality Joshua Greenstein: New patterns of structural change and effects on inclusive development: A case study of South Africa and Brazil Michael Grimm, Aude Nikiema, and Claude Wetta: Burkina Faso: Shipping around the Malthusian Trap Tanguy Bernard, Stefan Dercon, Kate Orkin, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse: The future in mind: Aspirations and forward-looking behaviour in rural Ethiopia
    David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and Reinhard Schiel: Assessing the impact of social grants on inequality: A South African case study Andrew McKay: High inequality in the heart of Africa: The case of Rwanda Mariano Rojas: Relative income and subjective well-being in Latin America: Implications for poverty and inequality debates
    Murray Leibbrandt and Martin Wittenberg: Measuring inequality by asset indices: The case of South Africa Dhairiyarayar Jayaraj and Sreenivasan Subramanian: Growth and inequality in the distribution of India’s consumption expenditure: 1983—2009-10 Satya R. Chakravarty, Nachiketa Chattopadhyay, Zoya Nissanov, and Jacques Silber: On Inequality and Poverty Line. Making the poverty line dependent on reference groups: implications for the extent of poverty in some Asian countries
15:30-16:00 Coffee - 2nd floor foyer
16:00-18:00 Journal of Economic Inequality panel: Appraising World Income Inequality Databases
Chair: Tony Shorrocks
  Nora Lustig: Appraising world income inequality databases: An overview
  Andrea Brandolini: Appraising the world top incomes database
  François Bourguignon: Appraising income inequality databases in Latin America: CEPAL and SEDLAC
  Stephen Jenkins: World income inequality databases: An assessment of WIID and SWIID
  Discussant: Markus Jäntti
19:00-21:30 Conference reception – Europaea foyer 1st floor

 

Saturday 6 September 2014
  Europaea - 1st floor Fennia I - 2nd floor Nordia - 2nd floor Nautica - 1st floor
08:30-10:30 Parallel 3.1

INVITED 3
Chair: Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos

Parallel 3.2

SPECIAL SESSION ON SOUTH AFRICA 2
Chair: Saurabh Singhal

Parallel 3.3

THE IMPACT OF POLICIES ON INEQUALITY
Chair: John Page

Parallel 3.4

MOBILITY
Chair: Donald Mmari

  Peter Lanjouw and Hai-Anh Dang: Welfare dynamics measurement: Two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application Andrew Kerr, Patrizio Piraino, and Vimal Ranchhod: Estimating the size and impact of affirmative action in South African higher education Nauro Ferreira Campos and Jeffrey B. Nugent: What explains the rigidity of labor regulations across countries and over time? The roles of structural reforms, growth and inequality Liliana Cano: Income mobility in Ecuador, new evidence from individual income tax returns
  Jim Davies: Global wealth distribution: Recent evidence Rulof P. Burger and C. Friedrich Kreuser: Unequal partners: The determinants and consequences of intra-household inequality in South Africa Mausumi Kar and Saibal Kar: Liberalized Trade Policy and Inequality: Evidence from post-MFA India and some theoretical issues Dante Contreras, Jorge Rodriguez, and Sergio Urzúa: On the origins of inequality in Chile
    Miquel Pellicer, Patrizio Piraino, and Eva Wegner: The role of information and mobilization for redistributive preferences: A survey experiment in South Africa David Castells-Quintana and José María Larrú: Does aid reduce inequality? Evidence for Latin America Sowmya Dhanaraj: Health shocks and inter-generational transmission of inequality: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India
    Laura Rossouw: Poor health reporting: Do poor South Africans underestimate their health needs? Sabina Alkire and James E. Foster: Evaluating dimensional and distributional contributions to multidimensional poverty Sonia Bhalotra, Kenneth Harttgen, and Stephan Klasen: The impact of school fees on the intergenerational transmission of education
10:30-11:00 Coffee - 2nd floor foyer
11:00-12:30 Parallel 4.1

INVITED 4
Chair: Jukka Pirttilä

Parallel 4.2

DYNAMICS
Chair: Andrew McKay

Parallel 4.3

NEW APPROACHES TO MEASUREMENT
Chair: Peter Lanjouw

Parallel 4.4

INEQUALITY, GENDER AND NUTRITION
Chair: Justine Nannyonjo

  Joel Slemrod: The role of tax systems in generating and restraining inequality Francis Menjo Baye: Impact of education on inequality along the wage distribution profile in Cameroon: 2005-2010 Robert Duval-Hernández, Gary S. Fields, and George H. Jakubson: Analyzing income distribution changes: Anonymous versus panel income approaches Sarah Gultom, M. Firman Hidayat, Fajar Rakhmadi, Asep Suryahadi, Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin, and Athia Yumna: Inequality and stability in democratic and decentralized Indonesia
  Michael Keen: Equity objectives and puzzles in the linking of tax and spending measures Ira N. Gang, Ksenia Gatskova, John Landon-Lane, and Myeong-Su Yun: Poverty and inequality dynamics Rocio Garcia-Diaz and Daniel Prudencio: On the dynamics of multidimensional chronic poverty Richard Mussa: Food price heterogeneity and income inequality in Malawi: Is inequality underestimated?
    Patrizia Luongo: Inequality of opportunity in educational achievements: Cross-country and intertemporal comparisons Paul Anand, Gordon Anderson, Alastair Gray, Laurence Roope, and Teng Wah Leo: New approaches to the measurement of progress Blessing M. Chiripanhura and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa: The redistributive effects of social protection programmes in Namibia
12:30-13:30 Lunch – Europaea foyer 1st floor
13:30-15:30 Parallel 5.1

PROGRESS IN DATA AND MEASUREMENT
Chair: Jim Davies


 

 

 

 

 

POSTER SESSION - 2nd floor foyer

  James K. Galbraith, Béatrice Halbach, Aleksandra Malinowska, Amin Shams, and Wenjie Zhang: The UTIP global inequality data sets 1963-2008: Updates, revisions and quality checks
  Arjun Jayadev, Rahul Lahoti, and Sanjay G. Reddy: The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP): An introduction and preliminary findings
  Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Laurence Roope, and Finn Tarp: Global interpersonal inequality: Trends and measurement
  David E. Sahn and Stephen D. Younger: The incidence of recent child health improvements
13:30-15:30 Poster session - 2nd floor foyer
Chair: Channing Arndt
  Shiva Raj Adhikari and Nephil M. Maskay: Inclusive growth experiences–the case of Nepal: A discussion on a paradox from conventional and holistic perspectives
  Therese F. Azeng: Does political inequality lead to political instability? Case study of selected developing countries
  Gargi Bhattacharya Das and Sushil K. Haldar: Reproductive health inequality in India at sub-national level: Trend, differential and determinants
  Paolo Brunori, Flaviana Palmisano, and Vito Peragine: The redistributive impact of growth on opportunities in Uganda
  Carla Canelas and Silvia Salazar: Gender and ethnic inequalities in LAC countries
  Blessing M. Chiripanhura, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Hileni N. Kalimbo: The dynamics of poverty and inequality in Namibia: A critical evaluation of the development plans
  M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury: Does access to finance reduce inequality? Evidence from Bangladesh
  Chika Ezeanya: Home-grown and grassroots based strategies for determining inequality towards policy action: Rwanda’s Ubudehe approach in perspective
  Jutta Bolt and Ellen Hillbom: Changing income inequality and structural transformation: The case of Botswana 1936-2010
  Jean Joël Ambagna, Gwladys Laure Mabah Tene, and Gilles Quentin Kane: The impact of food price volatility on consumer welfare in Cameroon
  Vincent Leyaro: Threshold and interaction-effects in the trade, growth and inequality relationship
  Kristi Mahrt and Malokele Nanivazo: A spatial and temporal analysis of women’s wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  Leena Kalliovirta and Tuomas Malinen: Nonlinearity and cross-country dependence of income inequality
  Susan Namirembe Kavuma: Private returns to education for wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda
  Yawo Agbényégan Noglo: Monetary inequality among households in Togo: An illustration based on the decomposition of the gini coefficient using the shapley value approach
  Smriti Sharma: Hate crimes and economic status: Evidence from castes in India
  Katharina Trapp: Measuring the labor share in developing countries: Challenges, solutions, and trends
  Elina Tuominen: Reversal of the Kuznets curve: Study on the inequality–development relation using top income shares data
  Sui Yang: Rural household income mobility in transitional China: Evidence from CHIP
  Europaea - 1st floor      
15:30-16:00 Coffee - 2nd floor foyer
16:00-17:30 Closing panel:
Chair: Finn Tarp
Video clip: Kim Young-mok (KOICA)
Panellists: President Tarja Halonen, Joel Khathu Netshitenzhe, Annika Sundén, and James E. Foster