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What Are the Economics of Reparation? Panel Discussion

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Our panellists discuss what reparations for the descendants of enslaved people should be, and the importance and role of reparations in addressing racial injustice.

In the USA, much as been written about a reparations programme but the conversation in the UK has been less prominent. The outrageous revelation that up until 2015 British taxpayers were paying off the debt of compensation to British slave owners, has seen the question of reparations in the UK resurface. What should a reparations programme in the UK be? How could reparations close the racial wealth gap and address systemic inequities?

Patricia Daley (University of Oxford), Leon Sealey-Huggins (University of Warwick) and Hasit Shah join Tanita Lewis.

This event was part of Festival of Economics 2021. You can find out more about the programme and events here.

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In the annual Festival of Economics, economists and experts from around the world debate with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time.

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