Income Inequality and Global Financial Stability

Director of the World Bank Global Indicators, Augusto Lopez-Claros

The World Bank Director of Global Indicators, Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros gives a keynote address on "Dangerous Disparities: The Global Crisis of Gender Inequality" at the 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference.

The 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference was held on 14-16 December 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. This conference was organized by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking and Finance UNSW. The conference was sponsored by Australian Stock Exchange, BlackRock, Bureau Van Dijk, PwC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Sirca, Sterling Publishing and Sydney Business Chamber. The AFBC has become the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a gathering of unprecedented size with some 300 delegates from 221 institutions and firms, representing over 30 countries. The world’s foremost leaders of thought from the financial community met and shared their research and interest in finance-related fields. Six categories of prizes were awarded, and a total of 225 papers were presented. The conference additionally offered a PhD Forum on 13 December were eight PhD students from top international business schools presented their work and received comments from eminent scholars.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Professor Tarun Chordia, Emory University
  • Professor Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University
  • Dr. Augusto López-Claros, World Bank
  • Scott Morrison, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA