Understanding inequalities: global and national dimensions

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course
Introductory

Summary

This course introduces participants to contemporary debates about economic inequalities (income and wealth) and their wider social and economic impacts, including health and education outcomes, gender dimensions and labour market and locational issues.

Course date: 
9.30am–4.30pm 9 October 2017
9.30am–4.30pm 10 October 2017
Venue: 
#132, Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

$2,500 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

Course overview

This course introduces participants to contemporary debates about economic inequalities (income and wealth) and their wider social and economic impacts, including health and education outcomes, gender dimensions and labour market and locational issues.

The course provides participants with a critical understanding of the nature and limitations of data sources on differing types of inequality, and the analytical frameworks and assumptions that are used to develop these data.

The course equips students with the analytical skills to assess policy proposals to reduce inequality in Australia and internationally, including redistributive public policies (social security transfers, taxation reform) as well as policies that address inequalities in market income from employment and investments or opportunities or capabilities, such as health, education or housing.

Course convenor

Professor Peter Whiteford

Professor Peter Whiteford of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University previously worked at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. He has had extensive professional experience in the field of social security policy and research, in a range of different national contexts and at the international level. He worked as an Adviser in the Office of the Minister for Social Security in 1995-96 and previously as a Consultant to the Social Security Review and in Government Departments in Australia, as well as in University research centres in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris between 2000 and 2008. In July 2008, he was appointed by the Australian government to the Reference Group for the Review of the Australian pension system, and in 2009 he was an invited keynote speaker for the Australian Treasury Conference on reform of the Australian tax system.

Professor Miranda Stewart

Miranda Stewart is a Professor and Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU. She is also a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Her numerous edited or co-authored books include Not-for-Profit Law (2014, with O’Connell and Harding, Cambridge U Press); Tax, Law and Economic Development (2013, with Brauner, Edward Elgar); Housing and Tax Policy (2010: Australian Tax Research Foundation) and Death and Taxes (2014, with Flynn, Thomson). Miranda was a consultant to the Henry Tax Review on housing and has authored many articles in national and international academic journals. She is currently researching tax in a global economy and institutions of tax reform.

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