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Alum Honored As FSU Distinguished Writer

Alumnus Branko Milanovic, Ph.D. (M.S. ’80 Economics) has been selected as this year’s winner of the Florida State University Libraries Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing.

In conjunction with receiving the award, he will present a talk as part of the college’s Broad International Lecture Series.

Milanovic, who received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics from the University of Belgrade, was nominated by Manoj Atola, chair of the Department of Economics and the Bernard F. Sliger Professor of Economics.

Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality. In 2014, he joined the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as Visiting Presidential Professor and LIS (formerly Luxembourg Income Study) Senior Scholar. Prior to that, he was lead economist in the World Bank’s research department.

He is author of “The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality” and numerous articles on global income distribution. His most recent book is “Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization” (Harvard University Press 2016).

Milanovic’s lecture will focus on this key issue in his research and writing. He will present “Changes in Global Income Distribution and Their Political Consequences” on Friday, March 13, 1:30 p.m., in the Bradley Reading Room located in Strozier Library.

The annual Florida State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing recognizes a living and renowned FSU graduate for a distinguished and influential body of published work. This work can be academic, non-fiction, fiction or a combination.