Inequalities in the 21st Century: A panel discussion introducing the IFS Deaton Review

At the Econometric Society/Bocconi University Virtual World Congress Aug 17-21, 2020, a panel introduced the IFS Deaton Review, an ambitious five-year study of inequality supported The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Nuffield Foundation. The panel was chaired by Penny Goldberg of Yale Economics Department and EGC, who is also the incoming President of the Econometric Society for 2021.


  • Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg 
  • Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics)
  • Richard Blundell (University College London)
  • Jan Eeckout (UPF-GSE Barcelona)
  • Debra Satz (Stanford University)

Named for Angus Deaton of Princeton University, the chair of the panel, the IFS Deaton Review brings together the best available evidence from across the social sciences to answer the big questions:

  • Which inequalities matter most?
  • How are different kinds of inequality related?
  • What are the underlying forces that come together to create them?
  • What is the right mix of policies to tackle adverse inequalities?