Understanding inequality in Southeast Europe: Taking stock and moving forward

Aug 28, 2015

Monday 14 September 2015 09:00 – 17:15
Hotel Dubrovnik, Ljudevita Gaja 1, Zagreb, Croatia

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb and UNDP are organising a conference “Understanding inequality in Southeast Europe: Taking stock and moving forward”, on Monday 14 September 2015.

The conference begins with a Public Lecture, from 09:00 – 11:00 by Dr. Branko Milanović, a leading world scholar on income distribution, who has done some of the seminal work on inequality both at the global level and in transition countries. His lecture, entitled ‘Global Income Inequality: current trends and their political implications’, will assess the past, present and future of inequality research, addressing issues of both methodology and substance from a global perspective.

Branko Milanović
is currently the Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and Senior Fellow of the Luxembourg Income Study. His most recent book The Haves and the Have-nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, was published in 2011, translated into seven languages, and selected by The Globalist as 2011 Book of the Year. More information on Dr. Milanović can be found here http://www.gc.cuny.edu/liscenter-branko-milanovic. He also blogs regularly on topical issues at http://glineq.blogspot.com.   

Those wishing to attend the public lecture should apply by sending an email with their details to nejednakost@eizg.hr

The public lecture will be followed by a research conference, from 11:45 to 17:15, which builds on the regional ‘Dialogue on Inequalities’ hosted by the UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS in Istanbul in January 2015.

The focus is on Inequalities in Southeast Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, fYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The research conference will take stock of what we do and do not know about the topic, and outlines future research agendas to deepen our understanding of distributional and mobility issues in Southeast Europe. Papers from invited researchers and experts from the region will address a range of key topics in terms of measuring, understanding and researching inequality in South East Europe. Presenters and discussants include: Bengi Akbulut, Ivo Bićanić, Erëblina Elezay, Branimir Jovanović, Milijana Komar, Gorana Krstić, Juna Mikula, Danijel Nestić, Nermin Oruc, Ivica Rubil, Ben Slay, and Paul Stubbs. 

Attendance at the Research Conference is by invitation only.

The working language of both the public lecture and the research conference is English. An English version of the background to the conference and provisional programme are available here.




*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).