The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality. The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945

15.11. - 17.11.2018, Konferenz, DHI London

Economic inequality has become one of the most contentious political topics of our time, and statistics on income and wealth disparities have come to play an increasingly important role in modern political culture.

Historians have recently begun to historicise the measurement of economic inequality as well as the changing public and academic interest in the subject since the post-war era. The GHI London will host an international conference from 15 to 17 November 2018 to contribute to this growing field of research by bringing together historians and scholars from other disciplines working on the history of inequality knowledge. The conference, which is organised by Felix Römer (GHI London) will take a transnational perspective, but will also include comparative papers and case studies on individual countries that will help to understand how global developments and entanglements are negotiated domestically.