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Milanović, Branko

Works: 111 works in 463 publications in 3 languages and 11,212 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, zxx
Classifications: HC79.I5, 339.2
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The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality by Branko Milanović( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,565 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 )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 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 )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 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 by Branko Milanović( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Income, inequality, and poverty during the transition from planned to market economy by Branko Milanović( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Liberalization and entrepreneurship : dynamics of reform in socialism and capitalism by Branko Milanović( Book )
9 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 )
15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 225 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 )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Poverty, inequality, and social policy in transition economies by Branko Milanović( file )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 libraries worldwide
November 1995 What happens to poverty and income inequality during the early period of transition to a market economy? Poverty is on the rise, and income inequality widens. Better targeting of social assistance and pension reform are the necessary policy reforms. In examining what happens to poverty and income inequality during the early period of transition to a market economy, Milanovic covers the period up to 1993. His analysis includes almost all transition economies that were not affected by wars, blockades, or embargoes. (In economies so affected, the intrinsic issues of transition are overshadowed by more basic issues of war or quasi-war economy and survival.) The two key issues of social policy in transition economies are pension reform and better targeting of social assistance. Pensions represent 70 to 80 percent of cash social expenditures. No reduction of current levels of social spending (which is unsustainable) can be envisaged without pension reform. Better targeting of social assistance is needed because many universally or enterprise-provided benefits have been terminated, poverty has increased, and social programs lack funding. If poverty is on the rise and money is scarce, better targeting is the only option. This paper -- a product of the Transition Economics Division, Policy Research Department -- is part of a larger effort in the department to study social effects of transition
Globalization and inequality ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 73 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"
Change in the perception of the poverty line during the times of depression Russia, 1993-96 by Branko Milanović( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
March 1999 Russia experienced a precipitous drop in real income from March 1993 to September 1996. As the percentage of the objectively poor (those with income below the official poverty line) increased, the percentage of the subjectively poor (those who felt poor) decreased. Perception of the subjective poverty line went down even faster than real incomes. During Russia's economic transition real income declined precipitously for most of the population. How were Russians' perceptions of the minimum income level needed to survive affected by such a rapid decline in their incomes? Based on data collected from repeated surveys of individuals during the period from March 1993 to September 1996, Milanovic and Jovanovic find that the subjective estimate of that minimum income for an adult Russian decreased by about 1.7 percent each month. This sharp reduction in the subjective poverty line meant that proportionately fewer people felt poor. However at all times at least 60 percent of the population considered itself poor. In other words, the percentage of the subjectively poor tended to decline as the perception of the needed minimum was reduced. In this somewhat unusual situation, the percentage of the subjectively poor decreased more or less in step with a reduction in people's real income. Only larger-than-usual income decreases were needed to jolt the population-that is, to keep the percentage of the subjectively poor unchanged. The percentage of the self-assessed poor was always lower than the percentage of the poor according to the social subjective poverty line. This suggests that pockets of the population regarded their own income as adequate although in the public perception they were poor. This in turn suggests two mechanisms for adapting to worsening circumstances: 1) a reduction in what people perceive to be the minimum income needed for survival and 2) the existence in the population of pockets of people who demand even less than others. This paper-a product of Poverty and Human Resources, Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to study the social effects of transition to a market economy. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under research project Changing Ideas about Poverty in Russia (RPO 681-42). Branko Milanovic may be contacted at
Nations, conglomerates, and empires trade-off between income and sovereignty by Branko Milanović( file )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 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
Democracy and income inequality : an empirical analysis by Mark Gradstein( Book )
17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 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
Does liberté=égalité? : a survey of the empirical links between democracy and inequality with some evidence on the transition economies by Mark Gradstein( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The relationship between the distribution of political rights and that of economic resources has been studied both theoretically and empirically. This paper reviews the existing literature and, in particular, the available empirical evidence.Our reading of the literature suggests that formal exclusion from the political process through restrictions on voting franchise appears to have caused a high degree of economic inequality, and democratization in the form of franchise expansion has typically led to an expansion in redistribution, at least in the small sample of episodes studied. Similarly, and more emphatically compared to the ambiguous results of the earlier research, more recent evidence indicates an inverse relationship between other measures of democracy, based on civil liberties and political rights, and inequality. The transition experience of the East European countries, however, seems to some extent to go against these conclusions. This, in turn, opens possible new vistas for research, namely the need to incorporate the length of democratic experience and the role played by ideology and social values
Dividing the spoils : pensions, privatization and reform in Russia's transition by Ethan B Kapstein( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 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
Half a world : regional inequality in five great federations by Branko Milanović( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
All three Asian countries show rising inequality in terms of both concepts in the 1990s. Divergence in income outcomes is particularly noticeable for the most populous states/provinces in China and India. The United States, where regional inequality is the least, shows further convergence. Brazil, with the highest level of regional inequality, displays no trend. A regression analysis fails to establish robust association between the usual macroeconomic variables and the two types of regional inequality."
Decomposing world income distribution : does the world have a middle class? by Branko Milanović( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 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
Can we discern the effect of globalization on income distribution? : evidence from household budget surveys by Branko Milanović( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The effects of globalization on income distribution in rich and poor countries are a matter of controversy. While international trade theory in its most abstract formulation implies that increased trade and foreign investment should make income distribution more equal in poor countries and less equal in rich countries, finding these effects has proved elusive. Milanovic presents another attempt to discern the effects of globalization by using data from household budget surveys and looking at the impact of openness and foreign direct investment on relative income shares of low and high deciles. The author finds some evidence that at very low average income levels, it is the rich who benefit from openness. As income levels rise to those of countries such as Chile, Colombia, or Czech Republic, for example, the situation changes, and it is the relative income of the poor and the middle class that rises compared with the rich. It seems that openness makes income distribution worse before making it better--or differently in that the effect of openness on a country's income distribution depends on the country's initial income level. This paper--a product of the Poverty Team, Development Research Group--is part of a larger effort in the group to study the effects of globalization. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget under the research project "World Income Distribution" (RPO 684-84)
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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Milanovic, B. 1953-
Milanovic, Branco
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Бранко Милановић
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