Newcastle University Business School

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The Brexit Lecture Series: Why Call Centres have replaced Coal Mines? Technology, Globalisation and Labour Market Inequality

Since the early 80s labour market inequality in many developed countries has increased sharply.

Date/Time: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 17:30 - 19:30

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 4.08

Speaker: Dr Nils Braakmann, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University Business School

In the UK, recent evidence point towards an impact of these increases on the decision to vote for Brexit. In this talk, we will discuss the reasons for this increase in inequality, why manufacturing and other routine middle income jobs have been lost and what consequences this has had.