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Discussion between Javier Solana and Branko Milanovic. Inequality and the future of capitalism

May 17, 2019, 09:00
May 17, 2019, 10:30
ESADE Madrid. C/ Mateo Inurria, 27
Ignacio Ramón

Discussion between Javier Solana and Branko Milanovic. Inequality and the future of capitalism

Global inequality has been notably reduced in recent decades thanks, above all, to the rise of China and India. Meanwhile, advanced countries languish: the vast majority of Americans, for example, have seen their incomes stagnate or fall over the past 30 years. These divergent tendencies are a source of tension between the two main global powers - America and China - whose economic models reveal similarities but also important differences. Currently, there seems to be no viable alternatives to capitalism, but which of its incarnations will prevail?

To discuss inequality and the future of capitalism, ESADEgeo has organised a discussion between Javier Solana and Branko Milanovic, a leading expert in global economic imbalance.


Javier Solana
President of the Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADEgeo). Former High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union and former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Branko Milanovic
Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Senior Scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
Branko Milanovic was chief economist of the World Bank research department for 20 years. He is the author of ‘The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality’ (Book of the Year 2011; The Globalist); ‘Global Inequality’ (Bruno Kreisky Prize winner for best political book of 2016 and Hans Matthöfer Prize winner in 2018). In March 2018, he received the 2018 Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought. He is currently working on a new book entitled ‘Capitalism, alone’.

The discussion will be in English without interpretation services.