The Kennedy Center’s Winter 2022 Book of the Semester is Branko Milanovic’s Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, which discusses the dynamics that drive inequality across the world. It was named as one of the best books of the year by The Economist and the Financial Times, the latter hailing it as “an outstanding book . . . Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief.”
Author Milanovic will join us for our Book of Semester lecture on 2 February at noon. The lecture will occur via Zoom; register here to participate. You can also view the lecture on campus online at overflow.byu.edu. A recording of the event will be available afterwards on the Kennedy Center YouTube channel.
Branko Milanovic is considered one of the world’s leading economists on the topic of inequality. He is Senior Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize. He has published extensively on inequality and poverty, including the books The Haves and the Have-Nots, named by The Globalist as its top book of 2011, and Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World, named by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2020.