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)
Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 1997.
Book — vii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This volume brings together a number of studies on the major issues of economic adjustment as they apply to countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The authors draw upon economic, political, and institutional theory to appraise development models, identify the determinants of sustained growth, apply new development concepts to the case of MENA countries, and suggest viable options to reduce the political and social constraints to reform. Four sets of issues are highlighted throughout: integration into the global economy, and the speed with which foreign trade should be liberalized; divestiture and the merits of following various privatization strategies; state intervention in the context of liberalization and private sector orientation; and democratization and the political economy of reform. The contributors to the volume are: Fikret Adaman, Nazih Ayubi, Driss Ben Ali, Amar Bhattacharya, Ha-Joon Chang, Byron Gangnes, Giacomo Luciani, Seiji Naya, Jeffrey B. Nugent, John M. Page, Jr., Raed Safadi, Mona Said, Khaled Sakr and Murat Sertel. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Introduction - Richard Tardanico Issues in the Study of Caribbean Crises PART ONE: LABOR, ECONOMY, AND CRISIS White Days, Black Days - Dale W Tomich The Working Day and the Crisis of Slavery in the French Caribbean Labor and Ethnicity - Sidney W Mintz The Caribbean Conjuncture Economic Development and Dependency in Nineteenth-Century Guatemala - Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr Employment Crises and Economic Development in the Caribbean - David Bray Jamaica and the Dominican Republic The Informal Sector Revisited - Cynthia Truelove The Case of the Talleres Rurales Mini-Maquilas in Colombia PART TWO: STATE, ECONOMY, AND CRISIS State Responses to the Great Depression, 1929-1934 - Richard Tardanico 'Revolutionary' Mexico and 'Non-Revolutionary' Colombia Coffee and Politics in Central America - Jeffrey M Paige Sandanista Relations with the West - Robert P Matthews The Limits of Nonalighment Restratification After Revolution - Susan Eckstein The Cuban Experience The International Monetary Fund and Crisis in the Dominican Republic - Martin F Murphy.
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Conflicts in countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti represent challenges to the wealth and power of local oligarchies, to the global hegemony of the US and to the capitalist system. The contributors to this volume shed light on the national and international causes, dimensions and consequences of such challenges. They analyse the interaction between economic transformations, social struggles and political conflicts in the Caribbean Basin with the world-scale dynamics of capitalism. (source: Nielsen Book Data)