European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
22 January 2020 - 13:00

Inequality and Justice

Lecture Series - Inequality and ... ?

The ‘Inequality and ... ?’ lecture series is organised by the EIB Institute and (MARS) together with LIS, STATEC, Chambre de Salaries and LISER, with the financial support of the FNR. LISER is a proud partner in helping gather the research community, the private and public sectors and the general public in Luxembourg to discuss concepts of inequality.

Classically the sense of justice is considered the first line of defense against inequality; but absent a link between inequality and justice, the sense of justice would not awaken to exert its moral suasion. Because both inequality and justice rest on a secure mathematical foundation, it is possible to obtain many theoretical results, including: First, there is no general necessary relation between inequality and justice; their link can be nonexistent or positive or negative. Second, in certain scenarios, as economic inequality increases, the average justice evaluation moves deep into underreward territory, and the justice evaluation distribution stretches outward, increasing the gulf between underrewarded and overrewarded. Third, the just society has a mixed government; distribution of goods is by the many, and distribution of bads by the few.


Prof. Guillermina Jasso (New York University)


The lecture is free and requires registration at


European Investment Bank (EIB)
98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Luxembourg

A shuttle bus will pick you up at 11:50 from Belval Campus - 11 Porte des Sciences to EIB and return (after the conference - 14:15)