The eighth annual conference of the Economics and Society Program
The annual conference will address issues related to poverty and inequality, and the participants will include leading experts and policy makers from Israel and abroad. Among the topics discussed will be studies related to the return on higher education in Israel and the extent to which different population groups benefit from higher education. Also to be discussed are mobility and wage inequality in Israel in different periods. Another topic of discussion will be means for reducing inequality, considered from both theoretical and practical perspectives and compared with what is being done in other countries. Prof. François Bourguignon, of the World Bank and the Paris School of Economics, will deliver the guest lecture.