The economics of discrimination - three online seminars free for Spectator subscribers
The Oxford University Business Economics Programme is inviting Spectator Club members to take part in its new three-part online event ‘The economics of discrimination’ for free (usually £49).
How does parental income - or the lack of - affect a person’s chances of future success? Do banks discriminate when lending? How is technology impacting changes in the labour market and could it contribute to reducing gender gaps or inequalities in access to employment? These are a few of the questions that will be discussed.
The seminar schedule is:
Friday 30 October at 12.30 p.m. GMT
Race and economic opportunity
Director of policy outreach at Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, David Williams, will share his insight into economic opportunity and race and whether the US is truly ‘the land of opportunity’.
Friday 13 November at 08.30 a.m. GMT
Discrimination and bank lending
Director of research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Ralph De Haas, will give us a detailed look at the banking sector and present his research on discrimination in bank lending.
Friday 27 November at 08.30 a.m. GMT
Technology innovation, inequalities and gender
Associate professor at Monash University, Michelle Rendall, will look into gender gaps and inequalities in the changing labour market, and the effect of technological transformation.
The event runs over the course of a month with three lectures of one hour each, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with high-profile speakers who will share some practical strategies to effect change.