Equity and Development: Ten Years On
October 20-21, 2016Washington, D.C.

The World Bank’s World Development Report 2006 on Equity and Development placed a concern with social justice and combating inequality at the center of the development paradigm. In the ten years since, inequality has become even more central to both academic inquiry and policy debates, in developed and developing countries alike. Research into top incomes; global inequality; inequality of opportunity; and economic mobility, to name only a few topics, has made much progress since 2006.
12:30 Lunch                                                                                                                                                 JB1-080

14:00 Keynote Address                                                                                                                               JB1-080

Speaker: François Bourguignon
Chair: Paul Romer

15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Session 1a: Global Inequality                                                                                                       JB1-080

Chair: Giovanna Prennushi
1. Richard Bluhm, Denis de Crombrugghez, and Adam Szirmai. “Poverty Accounting: A fractional response approach to estimating poverty decompositions.”
2. Andrea Brandolini and Francesca Carta. “Some reflections on the social welfare bases of the measurement of global income inequality.”
3. Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal. “Who are the Global Top 1%?
15:30 Session 1b: Inequality of Opportunity                                                                                       JB1-075

Chair: Marta Menendez
1. Gordon Anderson, Thomas Fruehauf, Maria Grazia Pittau and Roberto Zelli. “Evaluating the Progress of Germany's 2003-2009 Equal Opportunity Imperative When Outcomes are not Cardinally Comparable.
2. Gabriel Lara Ibarra and Adan L. Martinez Cruz. “Exploring the Sources of Downward and Upward Biases in Measuring Inequality of Opportunity.”
3. Michelle Brock, Vito Peragine and Sara Tonini. “Education, Income and Policy Preferences: inequality of opportunity in transition economies”
17:00 Cocktails                                                                                                                             MC East Dining
19:00 Dinner (by invitation)
08:30 Breakfast                                                                                                                                      JB1-080
09:00 Session 2: Invited Sessions                                                                                                          JB1-080

Chair: Tamar Manuelyan Atinc
1. Nora Lustig. “Fiscal Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Low and Middle Income Countries
2. Branko Milanovic. “Increasing capital income share and its effect on personal income inequality”
3. Martin Ravallion. “Inequality and Poverty when Effort Matters
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 3a: Gender                                                                                                                       JB1-080

Chair: Berk Ozler
1. Sonia Bhalotra, Damian Clarke, and Joseph Gomes. “Maternal Mortality and Female Life Expectancy: The Importance of Gender Inequality.”
2. Priya Mukherjee. “The Effects of Social Identity on Aspirations and Learning Outcomes: A Field Experiment in Rural India”
3. Abhijeet Singh and Sofya Krutikova. “Starting together, growing apart: Gender gaps in learning from preschool to adulthood in four developing countries

11:00 Session 3b: Top Incomes                                                                                                              JB1-075

Chair: Michael Woolcock
1. Liliana Cano. “Top Income Shares in a growing South American country Ecuador 2004-2011.”
2. Vladimir Hlasny. “Unit nonresponse bias in inequality measurement: Worldwide analysis using Luxembourg Income Study database.”
3. Anna Orthofer. “Wealth Inequality in a Developing Country: Evidence from South African Survey and Tax Data.”
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 4a: Intergenerational Mobility                                                                                        JB1-080

Chair: Vijayendra Rao
1. Sonia Bhalotra, Kenneth Harttgen, Stephan Klasen. “The impact of school fees on schooling outcomes and the intergenerational transmission of education.”
2. A. Nilesh Fernando. “Shackled to the Soil: The Long-Term Effects of Inherited Land on Labor Mobility and Consumption.
3. Sam Asher, Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin. “Intergenerational Educational Mobility in India: Evidence from 1970–present.”

13:30 Session 4b: Frontiers in Measurement                                                                                        JB1-075

Chair: Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva
1. Koen Decancq, Marc Fleurbaey and Erik Schokkaert. “Well-being Inequality and Preference Heterogeneity.”
2. Robert Duval Hernandez, Gary S. Fields and George H. Jakubson. “Panel Income Changes and Changing Relative Income Inequality.”
3. Florent Bresson, Jean-Yves Duclos and Flaviana Palmisano. “Intertemporal pro-poorness.”

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Closing Panel: Pursuit of Equity: The next ten years                                                             JB1-080

Moderator: Ana Revenga
• Abhijit Banerjee
• Raquel Fernandez
• Francisco Ferreira
• Michael Walton

Event details
  • Date: October 20–21, 2016
  • Venue: JB1-080 (main sessions); JB1-075 (parallel), J Building, World Bank Headquaters, Washington, D.C.