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Handbook of Income Distribution. Vol 2B

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Atkinson Anthony B., Bourguignon Francois

Couverture de l’ouvrage Handbook of Income Distribution. Vol 2B

What new theories, evidence, explanations, and policies have shaped our studies of income distribution in the 21st century?

Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In two volumes they address subjects that were not covered in Volume 1 (2000), such as education, health and experimental economics; and subjects that were covered but where there have been substantial new developments, such as the historical study of income inequality and globalization. Some chapters discuss future growth areas, such as inheritance, the links between inequality and macro-economics and finance, and the distributional implications of climate change. They also update empirical advances and major changes in the policy environment.



  • The volumes define and organize key areas of income distribution studies
  • Contributors focus on identifying newly developing questions and opportunities for future research
  • The authoritative articles emphasize the ways that income mobility and inequality studies have recently gained greater political significance

Part III Explanations

14. Inequality in macro-economics.   Jose-Victor Rios-Rull and Vincenzo Quadrini

15. Wealth and inheritance.   Thomas Piketty

16. Intra-Household inequality.  Pierre-André Chiappori and Costas Meghir

17. Health and inequality.   Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer and Tom Van Ourti

18. Labour-market institutions and the dispersion of wage earnings.   Wiemer Salverda and Daniele Checchi

19. Cross-country studies of the multiple causes of inequality in the OECD area.   Michael F. Förster and Istvan György Toth

20. Globalization and inequality.  Ravi Kanbur

Part IV: Policies

21. Democracy, political institutions and inequality.   James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu

22. Equitable development policies.   Martin Ravallion

23. The welfare state and anti-poverty policy in rich countries.   Brian Nolan, Ive Marx and Javier Olivera

24. Micro-simulation and policy analysis.   Holly Sutherland, Alari Paulus and Francesco Figari 

Graduate students and researchers worldwide working in all areas of economics, and in particular economic policy, macroeconomics, education, and labor economics.

Sir Tony Atkinson is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and Fellow of Nuffield College, where he was Warden from 1994 to 2005. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has been President of the Royal Economic Society, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association, and of the International Economic Association. He was knighted in 2001 for services to economics and is Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.
Francois Bourguignon is Director of the Paris School of Economics and Professor of Economics at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales. Among his many distinctions is the Chevalier de L'Ordre Nationale de la Legion de l"Honneur.

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