Monday, 21 January 2019
11.00 - 12.15Visitor Room (Plenary session)Welcome Note - Peter Grünenfelder, Avenir Suisse

Introduction - Natanael Rother, Avenir Suisse

Input - (In)Equality of what?: Nils Karlson, Ratio Institute

Chair: Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse
12.30 - 13.30Visitor Room (Lunch session A) Is there a link between economic growth and (in)equality?

Inequality and political instability: Anastassios Frangulidis, Pictet

Growth, equality and middle class in Finland: Ilkka Haavisto, EVA

Chair: Peter Grünenfelder, Avenir Suisse
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Lunch session B) What are the facts and figures about wealth inequality?

Developments on a global scale: Hanno Lorenz, Agenda Austria

New findings about wealth and inequality in Switzerland: Ursina Kuhn, University of Lausanne

Chair: Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse
13.30 - 14.00, Coffee Break
14.00-15.00Visitor Room Session AResearch discussion: How did the top income evolve?

Top incomes and the composition of top earners - Evidence from Switzerland:
Presenter: Isabel Martinez, University of St. Gallen
Discussant: Miguel Otero, Elcano Royal Institute

Chair: Daniel Pryor Adam Smith Institute
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Session B)Drivers of (in)equality. What role of monetary policy and the institutional setting?

Inequality and monetary policy: Jennifer Langenegger, Avenir Suisse

Inequality and institutions. A case of Switzerland: Lukas Schmid & Christian Frey, University of Lucerne

Chair: Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse
15.00 - 15.30, Coffee Break
15.30-16.30Visitor Room (Session A)What are the main drivers of (in)equality?

Gender equality - Why it matters to income inequality: Susan Harkness, University of Bristol

Technological change and inequality: Florian Scheuer, University of Zurich

Chair: Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Session B)What are the consequences of political driven equality and inequality?

Actual and perceived inequality: Judith Niehues, IW - Köln

Inequality and politics: Matti Apunen, EVA

Chair: Natanael Rother, Avenir Suisse
16.30 - 17.00, Coffee Break
17.00-17.15Visitor Room (Plenary session)Summary of the two tracks

Natanael Rother, Peter Grünenfelder, Patrick Dümmler
17.15-18.30Visitor Room (Plenary session)Changes in the global distribution and their political consequences

Keynote & Talk: Branko Milanovic, The Graduate Center. City University of New York

Chair: Peter Grünenfelder & Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse
18.30 - 20.00, Cocktail reception, Restaurant Air

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
8.00 - 8.45Visitor Room (Breakfast session A)What are the best data bases?

Income database of harmonized microdata: LIS - Cross National Data Center in Luxembourg: Daniele Checchi, LIS Luxemburg

Databases for measuring inequality: Martina Guggisberg & Irene Carbone, Bundesamt für Statistik

Chair: Natanael Rother, Avenir Suisse
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Breakfast Session B)How to fight inequality? A case study from South Africa

Christoph Schmocker Julius Bär Foundation

Louise van Rhyn, Symphonia/Possibility-Project

Chair: Jennifer Langenegger, Avenir Suisse
08.45 - 09.00, Coffee Break
9.00-10.00Visitor Room (Plenary session)Social mobility

Social mobility: Markus Jäntti, University of Stockholm

The longterm evolution of inequality of opportunity: Daniele Checchi, LIS Luxembourg

Chair: Peter Grünenfelder, Avenir Suisse
10.00 - 10.15, Coffee Break
10.15-11.00Visitor Room (Session A)What are the drivers of equality?

Ulf Berg, BLR & Partners AG
Lars Tvede

Chair: Peter Grünenfelder, Avenir Suisse
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Session B)Inequality for ever?

Inequality and income mobility: Martin Agerup, Cepos

The class pay gap in France: Julie Falcon, University of Lausanne

Chair: Salomè Vogt, Avenir Suisse
11.00 - 11.15, Coffee Break
11.15-12.15Visitor Room (Session A)Idea Factory 1: What are best practices for equality in terms of education?

The impact of education on social mobility: Stina Vrang Elias, DEA

Switzerland’s dual track system fosters stable income distribution: Tobias Schlegel, University of Zurich

Chair: Matthias Ammann, Avenir Suisse
Radisson Blu, Basel 1+2 (Session B)Idea Factory 2: Best practice for equality: flexible/liberal labour market

Liberal ideas for the labour market: Tibère Adler, Avenir Suisse

Skills forcasting: How do we prepare workers for future labour markets?: Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

Chair: Samuel Rutz, Avenir Suisse
12.30-13.30
Visitor Room (Plenary session)Outlook

Fishbowl discussion about inequality in the future.

Chair: Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse

Ultimate summary
13.30-14.00Visitor Room (Plenary session)Snacks