Academic Council Debate

Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00
University of Basel - WWZ - Peter Merian-Weg 6, Room S13

Academic Council Debate Series - Global Trend in Inequalities
The Challenge of Job Recovery and Social Equity in Times of Financial and Debt Crisis


The gap between rich and poor has widened in most countries, both in advanced economies and emerging countries. The labour markets are deeply affected by the recent economic crisis with no immediate prospect of growth and recovery. Why does inequality keep rising? What are the policies that can positively affect employment and income possibilities while guaranteeing social equity? Experts from International Organizations will talk about the topic and reveal their perspectives.



  • Ana Llena-Nozal
    Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Miguel A. Malo
    Senior Economist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Peter Utting
    Deputy Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

The debate will be chaired by Professor George Sheldon, Dean of the Faculty of Economics (WWZ), University of Basel.

Participation is free - prior registration is required by e-mail to: communication@snis.ch

How to get there: http://wwz.unibas.ch/ueber-uns/fakultaet/lageplan/


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