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The 2019-20 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development:

The 2019-20 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development:

Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley Prof. of Economics and economic adviser to Senators Warren and Sanders

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5:30 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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To listen to the podcast of the lecture, click here.


Following solo remarks, Professor Saez is joined by Professors Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA Economics), Jason Oh (UCLA Law) and Kal Raustiala (UCLA Burkle Center).


Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. His research focuses on inequality and tax policy. Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he created the top income share series that show a dramatic increase in US inequality since 1980. The data from this series have been widely discussed in the public debate.

Saez's most recent book The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay, co-authored with his colleague Gabriel Zucman, narrates the demise of US progressive taxation and how to reinvent it in the 21st century. Saez has received numerous academic awards including the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association in 2009, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship in 2010, and an Honorary degree from Harvard University in 2019.


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BOOK SALE: The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay will be available for purchase at the event. 



Please note that your RSVP does not guarantee admission to this event. We encourage you to arrive early to claim a seat as any remaining seats will be released to the stand-by line at 5:20 PM.

Registration Begins: 4:30 PM
Doors Open: 5:00 PM

No food or drinks (with the exception of water) are allowed in the venue. Please do not bring bulky items such as backpacks or large umbrellas.

Parking is available for $13 per day or for shorter intervals at Parking Pay Stations in Parking Lot 4 on Westwood Plaza and Sunset Blvd. A map and directions to Lot 4 can be found at:

Guests in need of Accessible Parking can purchase parking for $10 in any lot and are permitted to park in any space with their Disabled Person Parking Placard and proof of payment for parking on display. The closest Accessible Parking to Korn Convocation Hall is Parking Lot 5 (Accessible Parking Only). The Parking Pay Station for Lot 5 is located in Lot 5, Level 6 and is accessible from Royce Drive. A map and directions to Lot 5 can be found at:



Established in 1997, the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development celebrates Arnold Harberger as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of international economics and policy to present their views and research to the UCLA community and the public.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations