Date: 12:00pm EDT September 12
WC-ALL Learn @ Lunch: Dr. Robert Lynch on “Income and Wealth Inequality in the US: Why It Matters”
In this timely presentation, Dr. Lynch will provide an overview of the recent trends in income and wealth inequality in the United States. After describing the levels of inequality, he will offer some explanations for why we see them occurring. He will conclude his talk by suggesting some of the economic reasons why we as citizens should be concerned with the current levels of income and wealth inequality in the United States.
Dr. Lynch’s areas of specialization include human capital, public policy, public finance, and income inequality. Lynch has been a guest on PBS NewsHour and is the author of several works, including The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants, Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation: Public Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten, Rethinking Growth Strategies: How State and Local Taxes and Public Services Affect Economic Development, and Estimates of Income and Income Inequality in the United States and Each of the Fifty States: 1988 to 1999. Lynch previously taught at SUNY at Cortland and has served as a consultant to numerous organizations. Lynch earned his Ph.D. and Master’s in Economics from SUNY at Stony Brook and his B.A. in International and Development Economics from Georgetown University.
Reservation deadline for the event is Thursday, Sept. 6th.
WC ALL Members $20, Non-Members $25.
Contact the WC-ALL Office at 410-778-7221 for more information.