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Income Inequality in China: Explorations into Measurements and Trends?

May 11, 2010
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THE PROGRAMME

11.45 am Registration & Lunch

12.15 pm Opening Address by Prof Seetharam Kallidaikurichi E., Director, GAI

12.20 pm Presentation by Guest Speaker Dr Pundarik Mukhopadhaya

1.00 pm In conversation with Dr Pundarik Mukhopadhaya, Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director, East Asian Institute,

Prof Seetharam Kallidaikurichi

1.45 pm Ends

E., followed by Q & A.

11.45 am Registration & Lunch

12.15 pm Opening Address by Prof

Seetharam Kallidaikurichi E., Director, GAI

12.20 pm Presentation by Guest Speaker Prof John Richardson

1.00 pm In conversation with Prof John Richardson, Dr Dayan Jayatilleka,Visiting Senior Research Fellow,

INCOME INEQUALITY IN CHINA:

EXPLORATIONS INTO MEASUREMENTS AND TRENDS?

WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2010, 12 NOON

NUS University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, Level 6, Nexus

Attendance by RSVP only, Email GAIReg@nus.edu.sg, Closing Date: 21 May 2010

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 12 noon

NUS University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, Level 6, Nexus

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GAIReg@nus.edu.sg, Closing Date: 23 April 2010

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 12 noon

NUS University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, Level 6, Nexus

Attendance by RSVP only, Email GAIReg@nus.edu.sg

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to solve issues that are critical to the future of Asia and the world.

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THE SPEAKER

Dr Pundarik Mukhopadhaya

Dr Pundarik Mukhopadhaya

is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Global Asia Institute. His research interest is Income Distribution Analysis, Applied Policy Analysis, Applied Welfare Economics and Inequality, Education and health economics. He has published extensively in several international reputed journals such as Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Inequality, Researches in Economic Inequality, Applied Economics, International Journal of Educational Development, Developing Economies, Economic Record, Journal of Asian Economics, Asian Economic Journals to name a few, many book chapters and Encyclopaedia entries. He has consultancy experience with WTO, World Bank and UNESCO. Presently he is working on a book entitled: “Income Inequality and Economic Growth in China, India and Singapore: Trends and Policy Implications”.

THE ABSTRACT

Increasing income inequality in China is a topic of discussion for quite a while since the economic reforms of late 1970s. Indeed, the literature is flooded by several misconceptions and misinterpretations of the methodology and consequently the results. Exploring the available data we demonstrate some of the problems related to the computation of income inequality in China. We will also explore the changing pattern and trend in income inequality in China over the last two decades, decomposing inequality into subgroups of population and components of income. This will indicate a few policy prescriptions and their effects.

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