Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy: Volume I: Concepts and Analysis

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy: Volume I: Concepts and Analysis

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ISBN-13: 9781137554536
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Series: International Economic Association Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, USA, and the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics. He served on President Clinton's economic team as a member and then as Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors in the mid-1990s. He then joined the World Bank as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

Kaushik Basu is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. He is currently on leave from Cornell University, USA, where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Previously he served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Inequality and Growth: A Preamble; Kaushik Basu, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Vivian Hon

1. New Theoretical Perspectives on the Distribution of Income and Wealth Among Individuals; Joseph E. Stiglitz

2. Reflections on the 'Equity and Development' World Development Report Ten Years Later; Francois Bourguignon

Commentary: Equity and Development: Revisiting the 2006 World Development Report; Martin Ravallion

3. Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty; Tony Castleman, James E. Foster and Stephen C. Smith

Comments on 'Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty'; Bhaskar Dutta

4. How Useful is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?; Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff

Comments on 'How Useful is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?; Aristomene Varoudakis

5. Towards a New Definition of Shared Prosperity: A Dynamic Perspective from Three Countries; Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter Lanjouw

Comments on 'Welfare Dynamics Measurement: Two Definitions of a Vulnerability Line and their Applications'; Sudhir Anand

6. Behavioral Economics and Social Exclusion: Can Interventions Overcome Prejudice?; Karla Hoff

Origin and Evolution of Cognitive Frames: Comments on 'Behavioral Economics and Social Exclusion: Can Interventions Overcome Prejudice?'; Paola Giuliano

7. The Effects of Fiscal Redistribution; Michele Battisti and Joseph Zeira

Comments on 'The Effects of Fiscal Redistribution'; James E. Foster

8. Inequality of Happiness: Evidence of the Compression of the Subjective Well-being Distribution with Economic Growth; John Ifcher and Homa Zarghamee

Why focus on Subjective Well-Being inequality?: Comments on 'Inequality of Happiness: Evidence of the Compression of the Subjective Well-being Distribution with Economic Growth'; Murray Leibbrandt

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