12 April 2017 from 15:00 to 20:00

Prof. F. de Vries Lecture 2017 with Branko Milanovic

The winners and losers of globalization, Branko Milanovic’s new book on inequality

The Prof. F. de Vries Foundation, Utrecht University and strategic research theme Institutions for Open Societies proudly present the Prof. F. de Vries Lecture 2017 with this years speaker Branko Milanovic. Milanovic is one of the world’s leading economists of inequality. He presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalisation, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.


15:00 - 15:15

Welcome and coffee

15:15 - 15:30

Introduction by the chairman of the Prof. F. de Vries Foundation: prof. dr. Hans Schenk

15:30 - 17:00

Lecture by Branko Milanovic

17:00 - 17:30

Reflections by:

prof. dr. Wiemer Salverda (Professor of Labour Market and Inequality at Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, and Director emeritus of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam)

prof. dr. Jan Luiten van Zanden (Distinguished Professor of Economic and Social History at Utrecht University)

17:30 - 18:00


18:00 - 20:00

Drinks & bites

About Branko Milanovic

Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality. In 2014, he joined the Graduate Center as Visiting Presidential Professor and LIS Senior Scholar. Before coming to the Graduate Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He is author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution. His most recent book is Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press 2016).


About The Prof. F. de Vries Foundation

The Prof. F. de Vries Foundation was enacted in 1954 by professor Jan Tinbergen and colleagues to honour professor François de Vries and to further the advancement of economics, especially industrial organisation economics, by means of biannual key note lectures and seminal publications.

Start date and time
12 April 2017 15:00
End date and time
12 April 2017 20:00