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Atkinson, A. B. (Anthony Barnes) 1944-

Works: 548 works in 1,524 publications in 5 languages and 19,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Redactor, Creator, Adapter, Publishing director
Classifications: HC79.I5, 330
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The economic consequences of rolling back the welfare state by A. B Atkinson( file )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,326 libraries worldwide
This text warns that many late-1990s fashionable policy proposals to roll back the welfare state could have unintended negative side effects, based as they are on an oversimplified view of the workings of the economy and of how welfare arrangements affect economic incentives. The author asks whether there are ways in which the welfare state plays a positive role in the modernization of the economy. He develops models of the labour market and of the growth of the corporate economy, which provide insight into the role and consequences of unemployment insurance, and the implications of moves to private pension funds. A.B. Atkinson does not attempt to determine whether or not spending should be cut. Rather, his aim is to clarify the nature of the charges levelled against the welfare state
The economics of inequality by A. B Atkinson( Book )
44 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Public economics in action : the basic income/flat tax proposal by A. B Atkinson( Book )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
This book surveys recent developments in public economics by taking as a case-study the proposals for a basic income/flat tax scheme. It discusses various approaches to taxation and presents a framework for a system which would affect both personal income and the social security system, replacing the one by a flat-rate income tax and the other by a guaranteed income. This idea has generated wide interest in a number of countries, and is being actively discussed by several political parties. The book explains how these changes would benefit a wide variety of social groups, leading to a greater redistribution of income. At the same time, it also raises the question of whether a single reform can meet the very different objectives of different supporters
Social indicators the EU and social inclusion by A. B Atkinson( file )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
This book describes the Action Plans on Social Inclusion submitted to the European Union by national governments in June 2001 and investigates the indicators that can be used to assess social progress
Top incomes over the twentieth century a contrast between continental European and English-speaking countries by A. B Atkinson( file )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
"Based on a pioneering research programme on the evolution of top incomes, this volume brings together studies from 10 OECD countries. This rapidly growing field of economic research investigates the top segment of the income distribution by using data from income tax records over the past century. As well as describing the source data and methods employed, the authors also discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred at the top of the income scale throughout the 20th century. This fascinating study is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive historic overview of top income distribution over the last century. It looks at why top incomes shares fell markedly in the first half of the 20th century and why, more recently, there has been a striking difference in the top income distribution between continental Europe and English-speaking OECD countries, like the UK, USA, and Australia. Written by the top names in the field, this seminal work provides rich pickings for those with an interest in inequality, development, the economic impact of war, taxation, economic history, and executive compensation"--Jacket
Analysing and measuring social inclusion in a global context by A. B Atkinson( file )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
This study demonstrates the analytical and operational relevance of "measuring social inclusion" as a practical tool with which to assess the impact and monitor the progress of interventions at the local, regional, national and global levels. While the study offers examples drawn from around the world, it focuses particularly on the experience of the European Union.--Preface
Wealth, income, and inequality by A. B Atkinson( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Social justice and public policy by A. B Atkinson( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Lectures on public economics by A. B Atkinson( Book )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
"This classic introduction to public finance remains the best advanced-level textbook on the subject ever written. First published in 1980, Lectures on Public Economics still tops reading lists at many leading universities despite the fact that the book has been out of print for years. This new edition makes it readily available again to a new generation of students and practitioners in public economics.The lectures presented here examine the behavioral responses of households and firms to tax changes. Topics include the effects of taxation on labor supply, savings, risk-taking, the firm, debt, and economic growth. The book then delves into normative questions such as the design of tax systems, optimal taxation, public sector pricing, and public goods, including local public goods.Written by two of the world's preeminent economists, this edition of Lectures on Public Economics features a new introduction by Anthony Atkinson and Joseph Stiglitz that discusses the latest developments in the field and areas for future research. The definitive advanced-level textbook on public economics Examines the effects of taxation on households and firms Covers tax system design, optimal taxation, public sector pricing, and more Includes suggestions for further reading Additional resources available online "--
Handbook of income distribution by A. B Atkinson( Book )
54 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Distributional issues may not have always been among the main concerns of the economic profession. Today, in the beginning of the 2000s, the position is different. During the last quarter of a century, economic growth proved to be unsteady and rather slow on average. The situation of those at the bottom ceased to improve regularly as in the preceding fast growth and full-employment period. Europe has seen prolonged unemployment and there has been widening wage dispersion in a number of OECD countries. Rising affluence in rich countries coexists, in a number of such countries, with the persistence of poverty. As a consequence, it is difficult nowadays to think of an issue ranking high in the public economic debate without some strong explicit distributive implications. Monetary policy, fiscal policy, taxes, monetary or trade union, privatisation, price and competition regulation, the future of the Welfare State are all issues which are now often perceived as conflictual because of their strong redistributive content. Economists have responded quickly to the renewed general interest in distribution, and the contents of this Handbook are very different from those which would have been included had it been written ten or twenty years ago. It has now become common to have income distribution variables playing a pivotal role in economic models. The recent interest in the relationship between growth and distribution is a good example of this. The surge of political economy in the contemporary literature is also a route by which distribution is coming to re-occupy the place it deserves. Within economics itself, the development of models of imperfect information and informational asymmetries have not only provided a means of resolving the puzzle as to why identical workers get paid different amounts, but have also caused reconsideration of the efficiency of market outcomes. These models indicate that there may not necessarily be an efficiency/equity trade-off; it may be possible to make progress on both fronts. The introduction and subsequent 14 chapters of this Handbook cover in detail all these new developments, insisting at the same time on how they tie with the previous literature on income distribution. The overall perspective is intentionally broad. As with landscapes, adopting various points of view on a given issue may often be the only way of perceiving its essence or reality. Accordingly, income distribution issues in the various chapters of this volume are considered under their theoretical or their empirical side, under a normative or a positive angle, in connection with redistribution policy, in a micro or macro-economic context, in different institutional settings, at various point of space, in a historical or contemporaneous perspective. Specialized readers will go directly to the chapter dealing with the issue or using the approach they are interested in. For them, this Handbook will be a clear and sure reference. To more patient readers who will go through various chapters of this volume, this Handbook should provide the multi-faceted view that seems necessary for a deep understanding of most issues in the field of distribution
New sources of development finance by A. B Atkinson( Book )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
"This book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different funding sources. It examines a series of new and controversial proposals, including global taxes such as a carbon tax, a global lottery, pre-commitment of aid, increased private donations, and increased remittances by emigrants"--Provided by publisher
Top incomes a global perspective by A. B Atkinson( file )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together studies of top incomes in a wide range of countries from around the world. The studies use data from income tax records to cast light on the dramatic changes that have taken place at the top of the income distribution. The results cover 22 countries and go back to 1875
Economic transformation in Eastern Europe and the distribution of income by A. B Atkinson( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and German and held by 530 libraries worldwide
"Who gains and who loses from economic transformation in Eastern Europe is a key question, but one which is too rarely discussed. This book examines the evidence about the distribution of income and poverty under Communism in Eastern Europe. Contrary to popular impressions, a great deal of information exists about the distribution of earnings and household incomes in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. With glasnost much material previously kept secret in the USSR became available. The book contains extensive statistical evidence that has not previously been assembled on a comparative basis, and takes the story right up to the end of Communism. The findings bring out the differences in experience between countries under Communism: between Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, between Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, and between the newly independent states of the former USSR."--Jacket
Poverty in Britain and the reform of social security by A. B Atkinson( Book )
25 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 485 libraries worldwide
The Personal distribution of incomes by A. B Atkinson( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 libraries worldwide
First published in 1976, the essays in this volume are concerned with the distribution of income and wealth. The papers were first presented at the Royal Economic Society's conference in 1974, which examined the evidence concerning the personal distribution of earnings, compared the distributions apparent in different periods and societies, and studied the association between personal attributes and income. The contributions, from internationally-renowned authors, reflect these areas, and address the questions surrounding inequality, the taxation of wealth and capital transfers that remain rel
Distribution of personal wealth in Britain by A. B Atkinson( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Unequal shares: wealth in Britain by A. B Atkinson( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Incomes and the welfare state : essays on Britain and Europe by A. B Atkinson( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries by A. B Atkinson( Book )
18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Examining what people are paid and how pay differences have changed over time, this title presents new theories that challenge thinking on the impact of education, technology, globalization and the rigidity of labour markets
Income distribution in OECD countries : evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study by A. B Atkinson( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 320 libraries worldwide
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