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The Economies of Rising Inequalities

The Economies of Rising Inequalities

by Daniel Cohen, Thomas Piketty, Gilles Saint-Paul
     
 

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Economists from around the industrialized world demonstrate the strength of both theories about the rise of economic inequality: that is it the mechanical consequence of changes in such economic fundamentals as technology and demographic parameters; and that it is the contingent consequence country-specific and time- specific changes in institutions. They find that

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Economists from around the industrialized world demonstrate the strength of both theories about the rise of economic inequality: that is it the mechanical consequence of changes in such economic fundamentals as technology and demographic parameters; and that it is the contingent consequence country-specific and time- specific changes in institutions. They find that though institutions always play a crucial role in shaping inequality and sometimes preventing it, still it creeps in. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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"This volume provides a range of interesting arguments that make different and often important partial contributions to the explanation of recent trends in inequality."— Economic Geography

"The studies cover quite a broad set of issues affecting inequality ... The research agenda of these studies is rich and ambitious." —Industrial and Labor Relations Review

"The volume has many merits. All of the papers are well written, substantial, methodologically solid, and quite readable at the Masters level." —Industrial and Labor Relations Review

"... a valuable addition to the literature ... a collection on a mix of topics, with some papers you will want to refer back to and several that will likely give rise to extensive further studies." —Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199254026
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Edited by Daniel Cohen, Professor of Economics, University of Paris I/Ecole normale supérieure, Thomas Piketty, Director of Studies, Department of Economics, EHESS, and Gilles Saint-Paul, Professor, Department of Economics, Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse

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