IFS Zooms In: The Economy


Has globalisation deepened inequality?

Season 2, Ep. 25

Many economies in Western Europe have experienced a sizeable increase in income inequality since the 1980s, and inequality has grown even more rapidly in the United States. This rising inequality in advanced economies coincided with a period of globalisation that was characterised by rapid growth in international merchandise trade.

What role did globalisation play in deepening inequality?

In this episode, we speak with IFS economist Peter Levell and Penny Goldberg, Professor of Economics at Yale University and former Chief Economist of the World Bank.

**The sudden shift to home working left us without our usual equipment - apologies for any issues with audio quality**

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