Academic Council Debate Series on Global Trends in Inequalities
The Challenge of Job Recovery in Times of Economic and Financial Crisis
The SNIS held on 11 March 2013 the last debate of the series on global trends in inequalities at the University of Basel, Department of Economics (WWZ), under the chair of Professor George Sheldon. The debate concentrated on the challenge of job recovery in times of economic and financial crises.
Ana Llena-Nozal (OECD), co-author of the study "Divided We Stand - Why Inequality Keeps Rising, released by the OECD in 2011, talked about the increasing trend in inequality, the main drivers that account for these trends and presented policy recommendations.
Miquel A. Malo (ILO) addressed the topic of job-friendly policies from a policy angle and mentioned the role that International Organizations can play in finding corporative solutions.
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was represented by Mr. Peter Utting, Deputy Director, who put the subject of inequality in the broader context of social equity, stuctural change and crisis. He presented key findings and messages of UNRISD's flagship report "Combating Poverty and Inequality".
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