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Milanović, Branko

Works: 111 works in 462 publications in 3 languages and 10,422 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, zxx, Honoree
Classifications: HC79.I5, 339.2
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Publications about Branko Milanović
Publications by Branko Milanović
Most widely held works by Branko Milanović
The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality by Branko Milanović( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
One of the world's leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Economist Branko Milanovic uses history, literature and stories straight out of today's newspapers, to discuss one of the major divisions in our social lives: between the haves and the have-nots. He reveals just how rich Elizabeth Bennet's suitor Mr. Darcy really was; how much Anna Karenina gained by falling in love; how wealthy ancient Romans compare to today's super-rich; where in Kenyan income distribution was Obama's grandfather; how we should think about Marxism in a modern world; and how location where one is born determines his wealth. He goes beyond mere entertainment to explain why inequality matters, how it damages our economic prospects, and how it can threaten the foundations of the social order that we take for granted.--From publisher description
Worlds apart : measuring international and global inequality by Branko Milanović( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 987 libraries worldwide
"We are used to thinking about inequality within countries - about rich Americans versus poor Americans, for instance. But what about inequality between all citizens of the world? Worlds Apart addresses just how to measure global inequality among individuals, and shows that inequality is shaped by complex forces often working in different directions. Branko Milanovic, a top World Bank economist, analyzes income distribution worldwide using, for the first time, household survey data from more than 100 countries. He evenhandedly explains the main approaches to the problem, offers a more accurate way of measuring inequality among individuals, and discusses the relevant policies of first-world countries and nongovernmental organizations." "Inequality has increased between nations over the last half century (richer countries have generally grown faster than poorer countries). And yet the two most populous nations, China and India, have also grown fast. But over the past two decades inequality within countries has increased. As complex as reconciling these three data trends may be, it is clear: the inequality between the world's individuals is staggering. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the richest 5 percent of people receive one-third of total global income, as much as the poorest 80 percent. While a few poor countries are catching up with the rich world, the differences between the richest and poorest individuals around the globe are huge and likely growing."--Jacket
Poverty and social assistance in transition countries by Jeanine Braithwaite( Book )
18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"This study examines poverty and social assistance in six countries - Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia, and Kyrgyz Republic - comparing the poverty profiles and the correlates of poverty between the two regions. The study finds that the profile of poverty is more sharply defined in Eastern Europe than in the former Soviet Union, where poverty is more widespread. This holds the potential for better targeting of social assistance in Eastern Europe, and the study proposes a novel two-step approach to identify the poor."--Jacket
When markets fail : social policy and economic reform ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Income, inequality, and poverty during the transition from planned to market economy by Branko Milanović( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Liberalization and entrepreneurship : dynamics of reform in socialism and capitalism by Branko Milanović( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
The Transition from socialism in Eastern Europe : domestic restructuring and foreign trade by Arye L Hillman( Book )
14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Income and influence : social policy in emerging market economies by Ethan B Kapstein( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Export incentives and Turkish manufactured exports, 1980-1984 by Branko Milanović( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
True world income distribution, 1988 and 1993 : first calculation based on household surveys alone by Branko Milanović( Book )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Inequality in world income is very high, according to household surveys, more because of differences between mean country incomes than because of inequality within countries. World inequality increased between 1988 and 1993, driven by slower growth in rural per capita incomes in populous Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, and India) than in large, rich OECD countries, and by increasing income differences between urban China on the one hand and rural China and rural India on the other
Poverty, inequality, and social policy in transition economies by Branko Milanović( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Nations, conglomerates, and empires trade-off between income and sovereignty by Branko Milanović( file )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The objective of the paper is to explain the apparent inconsistency in the break-up of the multinational states like the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. While secessionist republics justify their decision by claiming that they wanted to increase their sovereignty, the new states' strong desire to join the European Union shows the intention to dissipate the very same newly acquired sovereignty
Change in the perception of the poverty line during times of depression : Russia 1993-96 by Branko Milanović( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality? : some empirical evidence by Branko Milanović( Book )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The objective of the paper is to answer an often-asked question : if tariff rates are reduced, what will happen to wage inequality ? We consider two types of wage inequality : between occupations (skills premium), and between industries. We use two large data bases of wage inequality that have become recently available and a large dataset of average tariff rates all covering the period between 1980 and 2000. We find that tariff reduction is associated with higher inter-occupational and inter-industry inequality in poorer countries (those below the world median income) and the reverse in richer countries. The results for inter-occupational inequality though must be treated with caution
Do More Unequal Countries Redistribute More? Does the Median Voter Hypothesis Hold? by Branko Milanović( file )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Ionship between democracy and inequality. The study was funded in part by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project Democracy, Redistribution, and Inequality (RPO 683-01). Also published as "The median voter hypothesis, income inequality and income redistribution: An empirical test with the required data", European Journal of Political Economy , vol. 16, No. 3, September 2000, pp. 367-410. The author may be contacted at
Democracy and income inequality : an empirical analysis by Mark Gradstein( Book )
15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Ideology, as proxied by a country's dominant religion, seems to be related to inequality. In Judeo-Christian societies increased democratization appears to lower inequality; in Muslim and Confucian societies it has an insignificant effect. One reason for this difference may be that Muslim and Confucian societies rely on informal transfers to reach the desired level of inequality, while Judeo-Christian societies, where family ties are weaker, use political action
Measuring ancient inequality by Branko Milanović( file )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"Is inequality largely the result of the Industrial Revolution? Or, were pre-industrial incomes and life expectancies as unequal as they are today? For want of sufficient data, these questions have not yet been answered. This paper infers inequality for 14 ancient, pre-industrial societies using what are known as social tables, stretching from the Roman Empire 14 AD, to Byzantium in 1000, to England in 1688, to Nueva Espa' a around 1790, to China in 1880 and to British India in 1947. It applies two new concepts in making those assessments -- what we call the inequality possibility frontier and the inequality extraction ratio. Rather than simply offering measures of actual inequality, we compare the latter with the maximum feasible inequality (or surplus) that could have been extracted by the elite. The results, especially when compared with modern poor countries, give new insights in to the connection between inequality and economic development in the very long run"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Does liberté=égalité? : a survey of the empirical links between democracy and inequality with some evidence on the transition economies by Mark Gradstein( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Can we discern the effect of globalization on income distribution? : evidence from household budget surveys by Branko Milanović( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The have and the have-nots a short and idiosyncratic history of global inequality by Branko Milanović( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Milanovic, B. 1953-
Milanovic, Branco.
Milanovic, Branko.
Milanovic, Branko 1953-
Бранко Милановић
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Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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