The Taub Center Herbert M. Singer Conference Series Causes and Consequences of Inequality

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8 am – 2 pm  Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

The conference will be conducted in English

The Taub Center is hosting a unique symposium with two of the leading researchers worldwide in the area of income inequality. The speakers will present cutting edge research – in a non-academic language – on the reasons for the recent surge in income inequality in most advanced economies, and on its economic and social consequences. The findings will be presented to senior Israeli policymakers and to the general public, followed by a high-level discussion pertaining directly to Israel.

8:00 am     Registration and refreshments

8:30 am     Introduction

Mr. Jay H. Sandak, President, Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation

Dr. Shula Recanati, Chairperson, Educating for Excellence, Taub Center Board Member

9:00 am     First Session

Causes and Consequences of Inequality among Industrial Economies

Prof. David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Increasing Income Inequality and its Impacts: Evidence from 30 Countries over 30 Years

Prof. Brian Nolan, University College, Dublin

10:30 am   Break

11:00 am   Second Session

Israeli Poverty and Inequality Trends in an International Perspective

Prof. Dan Ben-David, Taub Center Executive Director and Tel-Aviv University

Trends of Labor Income Inequality in Israel

Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Taub Center Deputy Director and Hebrew University

12:00 pm   Roundtable: Implications for Israel

Chair: Dr. Karnit Flug, Governor of the Bank of Israel

Participants:

MK Isaac Herzog, Chairman, Labor Party Parliamentary Group

Prof. David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Brian Nolan, University College Dublin

Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Taub Center Deputy Director and Hebrew University

Prof. Haya Stier, Chair, Taub Center Social Welfare Policy Program and Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Eran Yashiv, Chair, Taub Center Economic Policy Program and Tel-Aviv University

1:50 pm     Honoring Ralph I. Goldman  

                  Founding Board Member, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel

                  Honorary Executive Vice President, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Mr. Jay H. Sandak, President, Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation

To register by phone 02-567-1818