Economic Freedom, the Key to Social Mobility?


  • 06/03/2024
    18:00 - 20:00
The IEA is hosting a discussion with Professor Vincent Geloso to mark with the launch of his forthcoming report, Wealth Generation: How to boost income mobility.

Based on a detailed analysis of data from around the world this report argues for a causal relationship between higher levels of economic freedom and greater social mobility. The authors suggest that rather than pursuing social mobility through state intervention policymakers should consider liberalising reforms such as reducing occupational licencing as a more effective means of achieving the same objective.

Doors will open at 6pm for a prompt 6:30 start. Drinks will be served before and after the discussion. 

Vincent Geloso is an Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He held prior appointments at Texas Tech University, Bates College and King’s University College. He holds a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in economic history from the same institution. He has published more than 90 scientific articles in journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, Research Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice, Economics & Human Biology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the British Medical Journal: Global Health. He is also associate editor at Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Cliometrica and Essays in Economic and Business History.

The event will by chaired by Kristian Niemietz (IEA Editorial Director).

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to [email protected] or call 020 7799 8919.