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Inequality and economic development : the modern perspective

Author: Oded Galor
Publisher: Cheltenham, Glos, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2009.
Series: International library of critical writings in economics, 237.; Elgar reference collection.
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"In this innovative collection, Oded Galor brings together some of the most influential contributions to the modern literature on income distribution and economic growth. Initially the essential volume analyses the importance of inequality and development, past and present. Further, it explores human capital formation, gender inequality, landownership, ethical division and political transitions."--Publisher's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oded Galor
ISBN: 9781847206763 184720676X
OCLC Number: 280434572
Description: xxiv, 544 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Inequality and Development: Past and Present --
1. Bringing Income Distribution in from the Cold / A.B. Atkinson --
Part II. The Origins of the Modern Perspective --
2. Income Distribution and Macroeconomics / Oded Galor and Joseph Zeira --
Part III. The Credit Market Imperfection Approach --
3. Occupational Choice and the Process of Development / Abhijit V. Banerjee and Andrew F. Newman --
Part IV. The Political Economy Perspective --
4. Distributive Politics and Economic Growth / Alberto Alesina and Dani Rodrik --
5. Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? / Torsten Persson and Tabellini Guido --
6. Unequal Societies: Income Distribution and the Social Contract / Roland Benabou, --
Part V. A Unified Theory of Inequality and Economic Development --
7. From Physical to Human Capital Accumulation: Inequality and the Process of Development / Oded Galor and Omer Moav --
Part VI. Inequality and Hurdles for Human Capital Accumulation --
8. History Lessons: Institutions, Factor Endowments, and Paths of Development in the New World / Kenneth L. Sokoloff and Stanley L. Engerman --
9. Inequality in Landownership, the Emergence of Human- Capital Promoting Institutions, and the Great Divergence / Oded Galor, Omer Moav and Dietrich Vollrath --
Part VII. Inequality and Social and Political Transitions --
10. Why did the West Extend the Franchise? Democracy, Inequality, and Growth in Historical Perspective / Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson --
11. Das Human-Kapital: A Theory of the Demise of the Class Structure / Oded Galor and Omer Moav --
Part VIII. Industrialization, Gender Inequality and Fertility --
12. The Gender Gap, Fertility, and Growth / Oded Galor and David N. Weil --
Part IX. Ethnic Division --
14. Africa / William Easterly and Ross Levine --
Part X. Empirical Findings --
16. Growth, Income Distribution, and Democracy: What the Data Say / Roberto Perotti --
17. Inequality and Growth: What Can the Data Say? / Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo --
18. Inequality Does Cause Underdevelopment: Insights from a New Instrument / William Easterly.
Series Title: International library of critical writings in economics, 237.; Elgar reference collection.
Responsibility: edited by Oded Galor.

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