Stephan Klasen is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen in Germany. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and previously lectured at King’s College and the University of Munich. His research focuses on the measurement, causes and political implications of poverty and inequalities in developing countries. He advises institutions such as the World Bank, UNDP, OECD and African Development Bank (AfDB). He was Deputy Editor of the Review of Income and Wealth, from 2004 to 2012.
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ID4D gives the floor to 11 development experts on inequality. They address the different aspects of inequality and present solutions that can be implemented to tackle them.
Latin America is no longer the most unequal region in the world. While inequalities remain high, they have seen a marked decline over the last 20 years. For Stephan Klasen, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen (Germany), there are two main reasons for this phenomenon...