The Economies of Rising Inequalities

The Economies of Rising Inequalities


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The Economies of Rising Inequalities by Daniel Cohen, Thomas Piketty, Gilles Saint-Paul

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199254026
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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

Table of Contents

Part I: Markets and Institutions
1. The Distribution of Earnings in Spain During the 1980s: The effects of skill, unemployment, and union power, Olympia Bover, Samuel Bentolila, and Manuel Arellano
2. Earnings Inequality in Portugal and Spain: Contrasts and similarities, Olga Cantó, Ana R. Cardoso, and Juan F. Jimeno
3. Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An alternative theory and some evidence, Daron Acemoglu
4. Does Competition at School Matter? A view based on the Italian and Japanese experiences, Giorgio Brunello and Tsuneo Ishikawa
5. The Causes of the 'Youth Employment Problem': A (labour) supply side view, Etienne Wasmer
6. Pareto-Improving Immigration in an Economy with Equilibrium Unemployment, Javier Ortega
Part II: Lifetime Inequalities and the Scope for Redistribution
7. Consumption Inequality and Income Uncertainty, Richard Blundell and Ian Preston
8. Income Redistribution Within the Life Cycle Versus Between Individuals: Empirical evidence using Swedish panel data, Anders Bjorkland and Mårten Palme
9. Earnings Dispersion, Low Pay, and Household Poverty in Italy, 1977-1998, Andrea Brandolini, Piero Cippollone, and Paolo Sestito
10. Changes in Home Production and Trends in Economic Inequality, Peter Gottschalk and Susan E. Mayer
11. Unequal Societies: Income distribution and the social contract, Roland Bénabou
12. Unemployment, Specialization, and Collective Preferences for Social Insurance, John Hassler, José V. Rodríguez Mora, Kjetil Storesletten, and Fabrizio Zilibotti

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