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The 2017-18 Sichel Lecture Series is being directed by Professor Sisay Asefa & Professor Wei- Chiao Huang. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, WMU, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research All lectures are free and open to the public. A light lunch reception will be available following each lecture. Speakers: Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci “The Political Economy of Retirement Time Inequality in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)”, Dr. Charles Ballard “The Fall and Rise of Income Inequality in the United States”, Dr. James Hines Jr. “Income Inequality, Progressive Taxation and Tax Expenditures”, Dr. Mary Corcoran “America’s Unequal Playing Field: The Gaps Between Poor and Rich Children’s Resources”, Dr. David Lam “Why has Income Inequality Increased While Education Inequality Has Decreased in Many Developing Countries.”, Dr. Howard Stein “Institutions, Structures and Policy Paradigms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward Understanding Inequality”.

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