Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2015.
Book — xviii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Background facts / James Piereson
The broad-based rise in return to top talent / Joshua D. Rauh
The economic determinants of top income inequality / Charles I. Jones
Intergenerational mobility and income inequality / Jörg L. Spenkuch
The effects of redistribution policies on growth and unemployment / Casey B. Mulligan
Income and wealth in America / Kevin M. Murphy and Emmanuel Saez
Conclusions and solutions / John H. Cochrane, Lee E. Ohanian, and George P. Shultz
Remembering Gary Becker / Edward P. Lazear and George P. Shultz.
Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution Conference on Inequality in honor of Gary Becker, a group of distinguished contributors explore various measures of inequality in America and address the issue of whether or not it is increasing. In looking at this question and examining policy implications, the authors draw on research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. The authors suggest that the emphasis on inequality and redistribution, while not wrong, is nevertheless misplaced, for it may lead us to adopt policies that will disrupt the progress we have made while doing nothing to promote the kind of growth that is essential to national progress. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part I. China's economy
Part II. US economy and other issues
Part III. US-China interactions
Part IV. Japan, Korea, India
Part V. Other regions and issues.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays first published between 2007 and 2014, Charles Wolf Jr. shares his insights on the world's economies, including those of China, the United States, Japan, Korea, India, and others. First appearing in such periodicals as in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Weekly Standard, among others, these chapters take on a range of questions about the global economy. Wolf discusses the paradoxes and puzzles within China's political economy and in its interactions with the United States. He analyses the shortcomings of Keynesian economics as a response to the 2008 recession, as well as the weaknesses of policies and actions inferred from the theory, and compares those weaknesses with those of austerity policies intended to limit government spending and indebtedness. He also offers his views on economic inequality and where its principal sources may truly lay, China's currency and the continuing controversy about whether and when it may become a major international reserve currency, and many more insights on key economic issues affecting the global economy. Bringing these essays together for the first time in a single volume, including two essays not yet published elsewhere (one dealing with the recovery's puzzles, the other with the laudable but not necessarily best policies resulting from bipartisanship), this book enables the reader to absorb the author's expert perspective during the years in a collection in which the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Each chapter includes a brief "post audit" in which the author attempts to grade how well or ill the essay seems in retrospect. (source: Nielsen Book Data)