Jan Eeckhout gave a seminar about his recent book, The Profit Paradox, on Februari 22. Patricio Korzeniewicz talked about patterns of global inequality on May 18. The recordings are available to watch on the respective webpages.
Tom de Herdt, one of the AIPRIL promotors, collaborated with Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka (Université de Mons) and Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga (Institute for Rural Development Studies - Bukavu) on a study of Bukavu (DR Congo), through the African Cities Research Consortium.
Inequality and the City in the Low Countries (1200 - 2020) is co-edited by Bruno Blondé and Tim Soens, both supervisors of AIPRIL, together with Sam Geens (AIPRIL member), Hilde Greefs, Peter Stabel and Wouter Ryckbosch. The book connects to the AIPRIL research agenda by examining long-term changes in the drivers of inequality.
The Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality (AIPRIL) seeks to advance our understanding of how socioeconomic inequalities are changing, what is driving such trends and what, if anything, can be done.
An undertaking of such ambition and complexity requires state-of-the-art research from several disciplines. To that end, the Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck has joined forces with the Centre for Urban History and the Institute of Development Policy.
Our 7 year research project will seek to make methodological, theoretical, and empirical advances in this rapidly evolving research field, building on insights from economics, sociology, economic history and development studies.