(CANCELLED) CAMPUS Asia Lecture “Economic Inequality and Human Development”

  • March 20, 2018
  • Event
  • Keywords: Event, Social sciences, Economics, Education


March 20th CAMPUS Asia Lecture: CANCELLED
Please be informed that the lecture “Economic Inequality and Human Development” is now canceled since the lecturer could not travel to Japan due to his flight cancellation in London.

CAMPUS ASIA Program in Kobe University will invite Dr. Lucio Esposito and will hold a CAMPUS Asia Lecture entitled "Economic Inequality and Human Development."

Economic inequality has serious implications for our societies. Education and health are among the social outcomes of major interest for academics and policymakers. They are key components of human capital, engines of growth, universal human rights, and they feature in the most important development initiatives (Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals, etc.). Understanding the relationship between economic inequality and social outcomes is important because greater inequality may translate into lower social outcomes and significant costs for our societies. Using large nationally representative datasets and adopting a range of alternative theoretical and empirical approaches, we study the relationship between wealth inequality and educational and health outcomes in Mexico. We find a strong negative relationship between inequality and social outcomes. By unveiling the interconnections between social outcomes and economic variables our research contributes to a fuller understanding of educational and health dynamics, with a large potential for policy intervention in developing countries.

Everyone is welcome to participate. No registration is required.

Date and Time
March 20 (Tuesday), 2018, 13:20 – 14:50

Simulation Room (6th Floor), Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University
[No. 40 on the Campus Map (Rokkodai 1st Campus) ]

"Economic Inequality and Human Development"

Dr. Lucio Esposito
Dr. Lucio Esposito (University of East Anglia, UK)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Esposito received his PhD in 2010 with a thesis on the measurement of poverty, inequality and relative deprivation. With a background in Economics and Political Science, he carries out both theoretical and empirical research in the areas of Welfare, Development, Philosophical and Public Economics. In addition, Dr. Esposito engages in cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research and primary data collection and has regional expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean and Southern Africa.

English(no translation provided)

CAMPUS Asia Program Office
E-mail: gsics-caoffice [at]

(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)