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Global Income Inequality
Branko Milanovic, World Economics, March 2006
This paper presents a non-technical summary of the current state of debate on the measurement and implications of global inequality (inequality betwee.. More
 
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The Banking Crisis and Inequality
Tim Lankester, World Economics, March 2009
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Did increased inequality cause the Great Recession?
Tim Congdon, World Economics, September 2015
This paper considers the basis of the thesis of left-wing economist Thomas Piketty, the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, that “a market .. More
 
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Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Finance on Rural Inequality: Evidence from Egypt
Heba El-Laithy, Ahmed Rostom and Lamia Donia, World Economics, March 2017
Evidence suggests that financial development and improved access to credit not only accelerates economic growth, but also reduces household poverty an.. More
 
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The Environmental Kuznets Curve
Harry Booth, World Economics, March 2017
The Kuznets curve is an income inequality measure used in development studies which predicts an inverse-U shape with inequality first rising with indu.. More
 
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What Have We Learned From the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and its Aftermath?
Anthony Elson, World Economics, June 2015
This article summarizes a number of key lessons from the effects of the global financial crisis that, with the passage of time, are having an importan.. More
 
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The Economics of Happiness
Carol Graham, World Economics, September 2005
The economics of happiness is an approach to assessing welfare that combines economists’ techniques with those of psychologists, and relies on more ex.. More
 
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Hardship and Happiness
Carol Graham & Stefano Pettinato, World Economics, December 2000
This paper focuses on an age-old puzzle: why some societies peacefully tolerate high levels of inequality and others do not. The authors posit that o.. More
 
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The Influence of Political Distortions on Economic Performance
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, December 2004
Alberto Alesina is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. In this int.. More
 
10
Offshoring and the Labour Share in Germany and US
Deborah Winkler & William Milberg, World Economics, December 2015
Despite broad public concern with the effect of offshoring on inequality, there is scant research. The authors shift the focus to the effect of offsho.. More
 
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Investing in green growth for sustainable development in Africa
Hippolyte Fofack, World Economics, September 2015
An overview of the distributional impact of global warming shows that the negative externalities of carbon-intensive development models are already si.. More
 
12
Global Income Distribution and Convergence 1820–2003
Péter Földvári and Jan Luiten van Zanden, World Economics, June 2009
Can the development of the world economy – the growth of global gross domestic product and the increase in global inequality – in the period from 1820.. More
 
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Exploring the Present Through the Past
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, December 2007
Claudia Goldin is one of the world’s leading economists and economic historians, and has made a series of outstanding and original contributions parti.. More
 
14
Responsible Growth to 2050
Kirk Hamilton & Ian Johnson, World Economics, December 2004
At plausible rates of growth in population and income per capita, world GDP in 2050 could be four times what it is today. This paper considers the be.. More
 
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Explaining the ‘Great Divergence’
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, June 2004
Daron Acemoglu is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this interview he discusses with Brian Snowdon some of his .. More
 
16
Russia’s Post-Communist Economy
Peter Oppenheimer & Brigitte Granville, World Economics, March 2001
Ten years after the break-up of the Soviet Union, Russia’s measured output was still showing a net decline of around 40 per cent – but with no compara.. More
 
17
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, September 2008
François Bourguignon was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics, at the World Bank before taking up his current position as .. More
 
18
Three Cheers for the 'Progressive State'
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, March 2008
Ben Friedman is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading macroeconomists. His research and publications have focused on monetary and fiscal pol.. More
 
19
Defending Development
Raadhika Vishvesh, World Economics, March 2017
The need to define development has witnessed many attempts to condense a country’s economic deprivation into a single figure. In order to target poor .. More
 
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The Failures of Economics and the Emerging New Economics
Michael Chibba, World Economics, March 2010
The current economic and financial crisis has exposed several weaknesses in economics that emanate from oversimplification of reality, the role of ide.. More
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