The first Francis Wilson Memorial Lecture

Image: The University of Cape Town’s Interim Vice Chancellor Emer. Prof. Daya Reddy welcoming attendees to the 2023 Francis Wilson Memorial Lecture. Credit: Kim Ingle.

On the same day as the launch of Black, White and Gold, the University of Cape Town’s Interim Vice Chancellor, together with SALDRU and DataFirst, hosted the first Annual Francis Wilson Memorial Lecture. Speaking on the topic The politics of numbers: economists confront poverty and inequality, Prof. Sir Angus Deaton gave the keynote address online. During the lecture, Prof. Deaton spoke about his connection to Francis Wilson and SALDRU, which reached back several decades. He then went on to review various successes and failures of poverty measurement instruments in the United States and across the world from the 1960s.

Read more about the event, and what Deaton discussed in his keynote address.