Inequality Across the Americas

Sergio Fajardo and Emmanuel Saez

Part of the Inequality: A Dialogue for the Americas Series

November 19, 2012

Sergio Fajardo and Emmanuel Saez, "Inequality Across the Americas"

Event Description

Economic and social inequality are critical issues throughout the Americas. Using the web, CLAS has organized a real-time dialogue across the hemisphere, connecting experts and the community at Berkeley to colleagues and audiences throughout Latin America.


Sergio Fajardo was elected governor of Antioquia (economically the most important province of Colombia) in 2011. As mayor of Medellín (2003-07), he received international recognition for his innovative and effective policies.  Governor Fajardo holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and directs the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley.  Among many honors, he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal by the American Economics Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship for his research on income inequality in 2010.


Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Law School.

More Information

Read an article about this event in The Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

New York Times article on Professor Saez' work

Paul Krugman column featuring the work of Piketty and Saez