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Didier Jacobs

Senior Economist at Oxfam America

Didier Jacobs

Didier Jacobs is Senior Economist at Oxfam America. He was previously Advisor to the President and a policy researcher at Oxfam America, specializing on global governance and international finance. He authored the book Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007). Before joining Oxfam, Mr. Jacobs was a researcher at the London School of Economics and Catholic University of Louvain, as well as an aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières in Liberia during the civil war. He earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. 

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A child watches traffic in Manila, Philippines 2014

Why extreme wealth is not merited

As inequality grows and the rich get richer, what are the implications of extreme wealth and is it in any way merited? Didier Jacobs, Senior Economist at Oxfam America, introduces his latest discussion...