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Milanović, Branko

Works: 106 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 8,709 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Creator, 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 )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,062 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 )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,845 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
Income and influence social policy in emerging market economies by Ethan B Kapstein( file )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
Poverty and social assistance in transition countries by Jeanine Braithwaite( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 561 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."--BOOK JACKET
When markets fail : social policy and economic reform ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 297 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 286 libraries worldwide
The Transition from socialism in Eastern Europe : domestic restructuring and foreign trade by Arye L Hillman( Book )
13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Income, inequality, and poverty during the transition from planned to market economy by Branko Milanović( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 280 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 124 libraries worldwide
Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality? some empirical evidence by Branko Milanović( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 113 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"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Democracy and income inequality : an empirical analysis by Mark Gradstein( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 79 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
True world income distribution, 1988 and 1993 : first calculation based on household surveys alone by Branko Milanović( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 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
Decomposing world income distribution does the world have a middle class? by Branko Milanović( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
In Asia inequality in income between countries is more important than inequality within countries. In Africa, Latin America, and western Europe and North America, by contrast, there are only small differences between countries; inequality within countries is more important. And when countries are divided in three groups by income level, there is little overlap, very few people in developing countries have incomes in the range of those in the rich countries
Dividing the spoils : pensions, privatization and reform in Russia's transition by Ethan B Kapstein( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The gains from the transition in post-communist Russia were captured by the new managerial class, which won rents from the state in the form of privatized enterprises, state subsidies, credits, and opportunities for tax evasion. Those rents reduced state revenues that could have supported social policy-- including pension reform, which in turn could have fueled industrial restructuring. With neither pension reform nor industrial restructuring, Russia's economy has continued to shrink
Poverty, inequality, and social policy in transition economies by Branko Milanović( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Half a world : regional inequality in five great federations by Branko Milanović( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"The paper studies regional (spatial) inequality in the five most populous countries in the world: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil in the period 1980-2000. They are all federations or quasi-federations composed of entities with substantial economic autonomy. Two types of regional inequalities are considered: Concept 1 inequality, which is inequality between mean incomes (GDP per capita) of states/provinces, and Concept 2 inequality, which is inequality between population-weighted regional mean incomes. The first inequality speaks to the issue of regional convergence, the second, to the issue of overall inequality as perceived by citizens within a nation
Measuring ancient inequality by Branko Milanović( file )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 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 Espąa 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
Global income inequality what it is and why it matters by Branko Milanović( file )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The paper presents a nontechnical summary of the current state of debate on the measurement and implications of global inequality (inequality between citizens of the world). It discusses the relationship between globalization and global inequality. And it shows why global inequality matters and proposes a scheme for global redistribution
Globalization and inequality ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 libraries worldwide
La 4e de couverture indique : "This volume brings together the most significant modern contributions to the literature on globalization and inequality. The editor's selection, set in context by an authoritative introduction, uses broad analyses and important case studies to illustrate the impact on levels of inequality of previous periods of globalization and of the current era of globalization. The collection further focuses on the issues of openness and inequality, and concludes with several benchmark papers that examine global levels of inequality. This timely book will be an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with this vital relationship, including teachers, doctoral students and researchers"
Explaining the increase in inequality during the transition by Branko Milanović( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Milanovic, B. 1953-
Milanovic, Branco
Milanovic, Branko
Milanovic, Branko, 1953-
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