Ongelijkheid: we kunnen er véél aan doen
Anthony Atkinson dankt dat respect aan 48 jaar geduldig werk over inkomensverdeling, waarmee hij, na Simon Kuznets, de vader is van het actuele onderzoek over verdelingsvraagstukken. Atkinson staat voor zorgvuldigheid en voorzichtigheid.
Why worry about inequality in India?
One of the most influential papers in economics, authored by Simon Kuznets in 1955, argued that high inequality, associated with growth, is a transient phase in development. Gradually, growth will trickle down to the poor and inequality will start ...
If the GDP Is Up, Why Is America Down?
Soon after, the department set a young economist by the name of Simon Kuznets to the task of developing a uniform set of national accounts. These became the prototype for what we now call the GDP. As the thirties wore on, a new kind of economic-policy ...
What Americans Think About Income Inequality
... in great detail the distribution of wealth in the past two centuries, and Piketty notes that it was only midway through the 20th century that the world saw its first ever large-scale study on income inequality (conducted by American economist Simon ...