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Destructive Criticism…is certainly the most helpful criticism

Blog by ROA’s PhD candidate Mantej Pardesi in UM news

Mantaj Pardesi

“Destructive Criticism…is certainly the most helpful criticism”, words of 20th century figurative painter Francis Bacon that symbolize the creative process in academic work. These words buttress my experience of presenting my work at the University of Agder, Norway. 
Mantej Pardesi


On the 25th of May 2023, the GI-NI Scientific Conference "The impact of the Global Transformations On Inequality" was held at the University of Agder, in Norway. The Scientific Conference opened with leading addresses by Hans Kjetil Lysgård, Vice-rector of the University of Agder, and Steven Dhondt, Coordinator of the GI-NI project. The keynote speakers, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Spitz-Oener and Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold, provided deep insights into the interplay between labour and technological change, which were echoed throughout the day. The Parallel Sessions hosted 17 presentations spanning over three hours of research debates. Researchers from 10 nationalities covered multiple relevant topcis for the GI-NI project and those interested on analysing socioeconomic inequalities, such as gender, robots and automation, and global trade.

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