International Economic Association Series

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy

Volume I: Concepts and Analysis

Editors: Basu, Kaushik, Stiglitz, Joseph E. (Eds.)

  • Joseph Stiglitz is an extremely highprofile and wellregarded economist who won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2001.
  • Kaushik Basu is also a very wellknown and respected economist who currently holds the position of Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.
  • Numerous influential economists and policy makers contribute to this volume, providing a thorough and comprehensive insight into the links between economic development and inequality.
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It was a part of the wisdom of mainstream economics that in the early stages of development inequality would rise but as growth persisted, it would, eventually, decline. Early evidence seemed to suggest that this pattern would be borne out. But, as time passed and growth persisted, inequality continued to grow, casting doubt on the received wisdom. The aim of this two-volume book is to analyze the current state of global and regional inequality, dissect the phenomenal increase in inequality that we have seen occur in recent times, and better understand the complex relationship between inequality and development. The political instability and conflict that we see around the world, arguably, has connection to economic deprivation of large segments of society and the perception of marginalization. This two-volume work acquires a special significance in the light of these developments.

About the authors

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 (8 chapters)

  • New Theoretical Perspectives on the Distribution of Income and Wealth Among Individuals

    Stiglitz, Joseph E.

    Pages 1-71

  • Reflections on the “Equity and Development” World Development Report Ten Years Later

    Bourguignon, François

    Pages 72-100

  • Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty

    Castleman, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 101-130

  • How Useful Is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?

    Kanbur, Ravi (et al.)

    Pages 131-150

  • Toward a New Definition of Shared Prosperity: A Dynamic Perspective from Three Countries

    Dang, Hai-Anh H. (et al.)

    Pages 151-171

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy
Book Subtitle
Volume I: Concepts and Analysis
Editors
  • Kaushik Basu
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
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
978-1-137-55454-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137554543
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55452-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-55453-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 256
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