Wealth accumulation and inequality of opportunities: comparative and historical perspectives

 10/18/2013 / 10/19/2013

 All Day

CEFC cordially invites you to attend the following conference: 

Wealth accumulation and inequality of opportunities: comparative and historical perspectives

Date: 18-19 October 2013
Venue: Room 2042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Information and registration: shssconf@ust.hk

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)
Groupe d’analyse et de théorie économique (GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne)

Supported by:

Institut français

Convenors :
Sylvie DEMURGER, Directrice de recherche CNRS, GATE 
Albert PARK, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Keynote Speakers:
François Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics, “The analytics of inequality and development: where do we stand”
Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics, “Inequality and capitalism in the long run”


The conference is devoted to investigating the dynamics of inequality in China in terms of the production and the transmission of inequalities in a rapidly changing environment. Over the last decade, the emergence of new markets (housing and capital markets in particular) and the increased mobility of factors (including the massive flows of rural migrants to cities) have created new sources of inequalities in China that are likely to strongly influence the persistence of inequality. The conference will focus on these new sources of inequalities through the following perspectives: wealth accumulation and the evolution of inequality, group differences in opportunities and intergenerational mobility. In order to promote innovative discussions on the mechanisms of accumulation of inequality in China, it also aims at offering a perspective that is both comparative across countries and multidisciplinary by bringing together leading French specialists and researchers from Hong Kong and China.


Friday, October 18, 2013
Keynote Address: Inequality and Capitalism in the Long Run
Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)

Historical Perspectives on Inequality (Morning Section)
James Lee (HKUST), Jérôme Bourdieu (Paris School of Economics)

Political Aspects of Inequality (Afternoon Section)
Cameron Campbell (HKUST), XIN Meng (Australian National University), Louis-André Vallet (OSC SciencesPo), Sylvie Démurger (GATE)

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Keynote Address: The Analytics of Inequality and Development: Where Do We Stand?
Francois Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics)

Inequality in Contemporary China and France
TAN Jijun (Southwest University of Finance and Economics), LI Shi (Beijing Normal University), Albert Park (HKUST), WU Xiaogang (HKUST), Nicolas Pistolesi ( Toulouse School of Economics)

All interested are welcome!

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