Inequality, Economic Growth, and Technological Change New Aspects in an Old Debate

The book examines the relationship between inequality, growth and technological progress. It provides a broad overview of the existing literature and introduces specific, innovative aspects about the impact of inequality and redistribution on growth when growth is driven by human or physical capital...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Grossmann, Volker
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Heidelberg Physica-Verlag HD 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
Series:Contributions to Economics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Where do we stand? A survey
  • 1.1 Growth and the functional income distribution: the classical and Marxian perspective
  • 1.2 Distributional aspects of Keynesian and neoclassical growth theory
  • 1.3 The Kuznets hypothesis and some cross-section data
  • 1.4 How inequality and redistribution affects growth
  • 1.5 How technological change affects the income distribution
  • 2 Status concerns, inequality, and growth
  • 2.1 Motivation
  • 2.2 The model
  • 2.3 Equilibrium growth
  • 2.4 Preferred growth rates and redistribution
  • 2.5 Discussion
  • 2.6 Summary
  • Appendix to chapter 2
  • 3 Inequality, voting over public consumption, and growth
  • 3.1 Motivation
  • 3.2 Voting over public expenditure: a simple model
  • 3.3 Public expenditure in a growth model
  • 3.4 Equilibrium growth and public consumption
  • 3.5 Individual demand for public consumption and growth
  • 3.6 Voting equilibrium in the growth model
  • 3.7 Discussion
  • 3.8 Some empirical evidence
  • 3.9 Summary
  • Appendix to chapter 3
  • 4 Skilled labor reallocation, wage inequality, and growth
  • 4.1 Motivation
  • 4.2 The model
  • 4.3 Perfect foresight growth equilibrium
  • 4.4 Comparative static results
  • 4.5 Discussion
  • 4.6 Summary
  • Appendix to chapter 4
  • 5 Where do we go from here? Conclusions and open questions
  • List of figures and tables
  • References