Inequality and consumption

Inequality and consumption

The debate over inequality relies mostly on income data but consumption is a direct measure of well-being and a good indicator of inequality notably because it reflects long-term prospects, said Professor Tullio Jappelli of the University of Naples Federico II at a...
Inequality and beliefs

Inequality and beliefs

People accept inequality more when they believe it reflects a meritocracy, said Dr Christina Fong, Carnegie Mellon University, at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series. Inequality is...
Inequality and educational prosperity

Inequality and educational prosperity

“Countries need to build strong foundations for success for each stage of children’s development if they want their education policies to be successful,” said Professor J. Douglas Willms, President of The Learning Bar, at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB...
Should there be more women in politics?

Should there be more women in politics?

Women are under-represented in the political arena (30% on average in all of the EU Member States’ legislative bodies) but there are effective policies to promote political empowerment, said Professor Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University) at a seminar organised...