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Inequality, Property Prices and Financial Stability

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Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: Room 2011, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

Inequality, Property Prices and Financial Stability

This workshop is part of the Institute for New Economic Thinking's project 'Rising inequality as a structural cause of the financial and economic crisis' which started in 2013 and is organised by the Political Economy Research Group. The project investigated how rising inequality, in interaction with financial deregulation, has contributed to the macroeconomic imbalances that erupted in the financial and Euro crisis.

The aim is to present the major findings of the project and to explore questions like what effects has increasing inequality had on consumption expenditures? What is the evidence that increasing income inequality led to an increase in consumption via ‘keeping up with the Joneses'-effects? How strong are wealth effects in consumption? How does the housing market affect financial (in)stability?

Download the full programme (PDF).

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Rafael Wildauer
Email: r.wildauer@kingston.ac.uk

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Directions to Room 2011, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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