The outbreak of Covid-19 and the unprecedented policy response to mitigate its impacts may have increased and, at the same time, levelled out EU income inequality. What can we say for sure about the impact of Covid-19 on income inequality? Did Covid-19 foster other forms of inequalities? Covid-19 is likely to have interacted with other major trends, like globalisation and technological transformation, which are often considered responsible for increasing inequalities. To what extent has the pandemic marked a change compared to previous trends? Should we expect these changes to be long lasting?
Marcel Smolka, Professor of International Economics at the University of Flensburg (Germany) will represent the GI-NI Consortium in the session “Inequalities in the time of Covid (GI-NI session)” together with Giorgia Menta (Research Associate at LISER), Ivailo Kalfin (Director General at Eurofound), Michael Christl (Economic and Policy Analyst in DG ECFIN, European Commission).
More information about CEPS Ideas Lab “Inequalities in the time of Covid (GI-NI session)” can be found here: https://ideaslab.ceps.eu/inequalities-in-the-time-of-covid-gi-ni-session/