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16: Mobility or Persistence? The Economics of Liberalism

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Equality of opportunity is the founding principle of the Liberal school of thought in economics. Inequality can therefore only be justified insofar as it is combined with societal “permeability”. The question of social mobility therefore lies at the heart of any discussion on inequality from a liberal point of view. This seminar aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of empirical studies on social mobility. Further it aims to provide room for discussions on different viewpoints regarding the desirability of policies that increase social permeability.

Professor of Economics, SOFI - Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm
Director, Institute of Public Economics, University of Graz

Ph.D. Markus JÄNTTI

Professor of Economics, SOFI - Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm

Master of Political Sciences (Economics and Statistics), Åbo Akademi University, Turku Researcher, Assistant Teacher, Research Assistant (Economics and Statistics), Lecturer (Economics), and Research Assistant (Statistics), Åbo Akademi University, Turku Licentiate in Political Sciences (Economics and Statistics), Åbo Akademi University, Turku Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate, Economics, Academy of Finland, Turku Visiting Scholar, Institute of Public Policy Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Doctor of Political Sciences (PhD in Economics), Åbo Akademi University, Turku, and Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics, Turku Research Fellow, Economics, Labour Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Professor of Economics, University of Tampere Scientific Director, Statistics Finland, Helsinki Professor of Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Turku Research Associate, UNU/WIDER - World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki Research Director, LIS - Luxembourg Income Study, Luxembourg Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York
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Mag. Dr. Richard STURN

Director, Institute of Public Economics, University of Graz

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