CEDA research report release SA – How unequal? Insights on inequality

Insights into inequality

SA
May 8
CEDA's upcoming research will examine key ideas and concepts of inequality, including inequality of opportunity and the future of inequality. At the report release in Adelaide, Dr Simon Longstaff AO will discuss the concept of inequality and fairness.

Speakers

Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event overview

CEDA's upcoming research will examine key ideas and concepts of inequality, including inequality of opportunity and the future of inequality. At the report release in Adelaide, Dr Simon Longstaff AO will discuss the concept of inequality and fairness.

CEDA's How unequal? Insights into inequality aims to better understand inequality as an economic concept and the potential inequality challenges Australia faces in the future. Inequality drives a wedge between those seen to be benefitting from economic policies and growth and those who are not, which in turn can undermine social cohesion.

Low levels of social cohesion can erode support for policy settings, reforms, and institutions, and can contribute to adverse societal outcomes including increased crime or political instability. Significant inequality can also weigh on future economic performance and prosperity, with unequal income and employment outcomes potentially adversely impacting capital, skills formation, and productivity.

Meet the speakers

Dr Simon Longstaff AO
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

Dr Simon Longstaff AO’s holds a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge University, is a former Fellow of the World Economic Forum and was one of Boss Magazine’s True Leaders for the 21st Century.  He became the inaugural Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991 and advises individuals, organisations and industries on complex ethical issues.  Simon is a contributing author to CEDA’s research report on Inequality.

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in late 2017 with over 15 years of experience in economic and public policy roles across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia including as Acting Chief Economist and worked as an economic adviser on competition and regulation policy for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. Jarrod has also worked in the federal government and has held management roles in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.
 

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