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
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.