International Economic Association Series

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy

Volume II: Regions and Regularities

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 policymakers contribute to this volume, providing a thorough and comprehensive insight into the links between economic development and inequality.
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It was part of common wisdom that in the early stages of development inequality would rise, but it would, eventually, decline. As time passed and growth persisted, inequality has, however, continued to grow, casting doubt on the received wisdom.

About the authors

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics. He served on President Clinton's economic team as a member and then 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 currently on leave from Cornell 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)

  • The Inheritance of Employers and Nonlinearities in Intergenerational Earnings Mobility

    Corak, Miles (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Do Nations Just Get the Inequality They Deserve? The “Palma Ratio” Re-examined

    Palma, José Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 35-97

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

    Galbraith, James K. (et al.)

    Pages 98-135

  • Inequality and the Fragility of Growth

    Ostry, Jonathan D. (et al.)

    Pages 136-162

  • Does Wealth Distribution and the Source of Wealth Matter for Economic Growth? Inherited v. Uninherited Billionaire Wealth and Billionaires’ Political Connections

    Bagchi, Sutirtha (et al.)

    Pages 163-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy
Book Subtitle
Volume II: Regions and Regularities
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
978-1-137-55459-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137554598
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55457-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-55458-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 282
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