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And we're live! @joachim_voth opens tonight's session, introducing our speakers: Ignacio Palacios-Huerta at @LSEManagement and @sszy at @UMKines
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta explains the fascination around the game: The clan (football club), the temple (the stadium), the war (the enemy is the other club or another city or another country), and eternity (a shirt and a flag).
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🧡 We're riding shotgun tonight. Here's a little thread on remote leadership with your's truly Ernst Fehr (@econ_uzh), @raffasadun and @Gerhard_Fehr. Image
Ernst Fehr is talking about evidence and challenges of work at home arrangements.
Key question: Do we have the technological capacities to work at home? And is it a trend or a sustainable transformation?

Ernst Fehr @econ_uzh #EconomicsForSociety
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The grand final of the #UBSCenterForum starts in a few minutes at 6pm CET. @NobelPrize laureate @DeatonAngus will share his thoughts on #inequality and the future of #capitalism. Don't miss the live stream and this thread for some reflections 🧡
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How does #capitalism generate #inequality? Think of life as a casino πŸͺ™πŸͺ™πŸͺ™
The super-rich in the US are usually 'makers' whose innovations benefited many--but may also harm many if the 'makers' become 'takers'
Deaton's view πŸ‘‡
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Third part of the 2020 virtual #UBSCenterForum on inequality: @Florian_Scheuer gives a webinar on the taxation of the superrich 🧡
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The development of income inequality in the US... STRIKING!!!!
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How to define the superrich? Wealth is a better indicator than income because it is less volatile.
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Many wonder what will happen if Trump is reelected. But what happens if Biden wins the race? Will he implement his tax reform and make the superrich pay more? And if so, would this help fight inequality? Let's hear tax expert @Florian_Scheuer thoughts on this in today's webinarπŸ‘‡πŸ»
The Webinar has started. Ernst Fehr: "The discussion about inequalities and taxes is even more important in face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic - which creates new inequalities.
#EconTwitter #TaxTheRich #EconomicsForSociety @ubscenter
The top 1% of households ranked
by income in the U.S. earned about 12%
of total income in the early 1980s, but this
share has recently doubled to almost 25%.
@Florian_Scheuer @ubscenter @cepr_org
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In a few minutes, this year's virtual #UBSCenterForum continues with a panel discussion on #inequality . As last week, here I will share some of the main insights and my thoughts on it. 🧡
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To kick off the discussion, @BrankoMilan talks about the development of inequality over time. Inequality between countries peaked in the early 2000s, declining in the last 20 years due to the rise of Asia (though still at a high level).
Currie and Dorn report from their respective research that both health inequality (measured by mortality rates) and income inequality are more pronounced in the US than in Europe (France/Switzerland). Can these differences be explained by in the different political systems?
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