OPEN Economics Leeds hosts another fantastic event!

Words by Daniel Lapedus
15 May 2017

Gaston Yalonetzky, popular lecturer in the first year statistics module at Leeds University, joined them for a discussion into his research projects.

Statistical analysis of income inequality is the main backbone of Gaston’s discussion, drawing diagrams illustrating the idea of looking a bi-polarisation in income inequality.

Gaston’s presentation sparked debate amongst the group of 20, or so, undergraduate students. Is mathematical analysis of inequality really that important? Or is it more important to look at other aspects which are fundamental to income inequality? The students questioned the nature of economic analysis being so focused on the mathematics, causing many ideas to be narrow minded.

Well done OPEN!

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