Growth, Inequality, and Globalization: Theory, History, and Policy / Edition 1

Growth, Inequality, and Globalization: Theory, History, and Policy / Edition 1

by Philippe Aghion, Jeffrey G. Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521659108

ISBN-13: 9780521659109

Pub. Date: 04/08/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Two of the world's leading economists, Philippe Aghion (a theorist) and Jeffrey Williamson (an economic historian), jointly question the conventional wisdom on inequality and growth, and address its inability to explain recent economic experience. Aghion assesses the effects of inequality on growth, and asks whether inequality matters: is excessive inequality

Overview

Two of the world's leading economists, Philippe Aghion (a theorist) and Jeffrey Williamson (an economic historian), jointly question the conventional wisdom on inequality and growth, and address its inability to explain recent economic experience. Aghion assesses the effects of inequality on growth, and asks whether inequality matters: is excessive inequality bad for growth, and is it possible to reconcile aggregate findings with microeconomic theories of incentives? Jeffrey Williamson then discusses the Kuznets hypothesis, and focuses on the causes of wage and income inequality in developed economies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521659109
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/08/1999
Series:
Raffaele Mattioli Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface G. Toniolo; Introduction P. Aghion and J. G. Williamson; Part I. Inequality and Economic Growth P. Aghion; 1. Introduction; 2. Inequality, incentives and growth; 3. Technical change and the Kuznets hypothesis reconsidered; 4. Conclusions; References; Part II. Globalization and the Labor Market: Using History to Inform Policy J. G. Williamson; 5. Globalization, labor markets and convergence in the past; 6. Globalization and the causes of workers' living standard: convergence in the past; 7. Policy backlash: can the past inform the present?.

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