- Guests: Poornima Paidipaty (King’s College, London), Pedro Ramos Pinto (University of Cambridge), Dan Hirschman (Cornell University), Christian O. Christiansen (Åarhus University) and Keith Tribe (Tartu University)
- Host and Producer: Maria Bach (Centre Walras-Pareto, University of Lausanne)
In this two part series on inequality, we will be talking about moments during the history of researching inequality. In this first part, we explore different ways people have thought about inequality and how it is measured, and the possible impacts that this thinking and measurement has on our economies and policies. In part two, to be released soon, we look at why and how inequality goes up and down depending on where we look.
Poornima Paidipaty and Pedro Ramos Pinto talk primarily about their special issue on The Measure of Inequality: Social Knowledge in Historical Perspective published in 2020 in the Historical of Political Economy Journal.
Keith Tribe refers to Phelps Brown at the end, see his book here.
Finally, thanks to David Philippy for helping with production.