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International Economic Association Series

Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics

Editors: Stiglitz, Joseph E., Guzman, Martin (Eds.)

  • Provides an authoritative perspective on contemporary issues in microeconomics
  • Contributors come from a range of influential economists and policy makers
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With contributions from international scholars, this second volume by Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman comprises of theoretical, empirical, and policy-based chapters which carefully utilize theory and data analysis.

Part I focuses on the issues of global inequality, poverty measurement and security. Part II turns to the issue of income contingent loans (ICL), where the repayment in any year depends on the annual income of the individual. These loans have proven to be an especially effective way of financing higher education, but there has been experimentation of the use of these loans in several other areas.

About the authors

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University, USA.

Martin Guzman is a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University Business School, USA, and Associate Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a member of the INET Taskforce on Macroeconomic Externalities and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Guzman, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • The University of Texas Inequality Project Global Inequality Data Sets, 1963–2008: Updates, Revisions and Quality Checks

    Galbraith, James K. (et al.)

    Pages 7-39

  • Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: The Mexican Wave

    Licona, Gonzalo Hernández

    Pages 40-49

  • Inequality, Economic Growth and Natural Resources Rent: Evidence From the Middle East and North Africa

    Ali, Hamid E. (et al.)

    Pages 50-76

  • Inequality Impacts of Oil Dependence in the MENA

    Acar, Sevil

    Pages 77-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics
Editors
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Martin Guzman
Series Title
International Economic Association Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52971-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137529718
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52970-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-57937-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
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