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Inequality and Industrial Change
A Global View

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Maureen Berner, Amy Calistri, Paulo Du Pin Calmon, Pedro Filipe Teixeir da Conceição, Thomas Ferguson, Pedro Ferreira, James K. Galbraith, Vidal Garza Cantú, Abel Hibert Sanchez, Lu Jiaqing, Junmo Kim, George Purcell
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  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521662741

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  • The world knows that there is a global crisis of inequality in pay. But what caused it? Where is it more and where less severe? What can be done? This book deploys new techniques and a new global data set to advance striking answers to these questions, answers that have eluded even the largest international research institutions such as the OECD and the World Bank. Chapters trace the U.S. wage structure back to 1920, the relationship of inequality and unemployment in Europe, and the relationships of inequality to economic growth, liberalization, financial crisis, state violence and industrial policy in more than fifty developing countries.

    • Senior editor is internationally known student of economics and inequality
    • 'cluster analysis' techniques applied to all chapters, making collection particularly cohesive and integrative
    • Coverage spans US, OECS, and 50 developing countries, using new data sets
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    "This volume provides an excellent source of empirical evidence on global wage inequality, a good theoretical discussion of the economic literature on inequality, and an invaluable tutorial on measuring inequality." Eastern Economic Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521662741
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 95 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction to Theory and Method:
    1. The macroeconomics of income distribution James K. Galbraith
    2. Measuring inequality and industrial change Maureen Berner and John K. Galbraith
    Part II. Inequality, Unemployment and Industrial Change:
    3. The American wage structure:
    1920–1947 Thomas Ferguson and James K. Galbraith
    4. Inequality in American manufacturing wages, 1920–1998: a revised estimate James K. Galbraith and Vidal Garza Cantú
    5. Industrial change in the OECD: new evidence from the STAN Amy Calistri and James K. Galbraith
    6. Inequality and unemployment in Europe: the American cure Pedro Conceição, Pedro Ferreira, and James K. Galbraith
    Part III. Inequality and Development:
    7. Towards a new Kuznets hypothesis: theory and evidence on growth and inequality Pedro Conceição and James K. Galbraith
    8. Measuring the evolution of inequality in the global economy James K. Galbraith and Lu Jiaqing
    9. Economic regionalization, inequality, and financial crises James K. Galbraith and Lu Jiaqing
    10. Inequality and state violence: a short report James K. Galbraith and George Purcell
    11. Grading the performance of Latin American regimes, 1970–1995 James K. Galbraith and Vidal Garza Cantú
    12. The evolution of industrial earnings inequality in Mexico and Brazil Paulo Du Pin Calmon, Pedro Conceição, James K. Galbraith, Vidal Garza Cantú and Abel Hibert
    13. The legacy of the HCI: an empirical analysis of Korean industrial policy James K. Galbraith and Junmo Kim
    14. Inequality and economic development: concluding reflections
    Part IV. Technical Appendices:
    15. Constructing long and dense time series of inequality using the Theil statistic Pedro Conceição and James K. Galbraith
    16. Cluster and discriminant analysis on time series as a social science research tool James K. Galbraith and Lu Jiaqing.

  • Editors

    James K. Galbraith, University of Texas, Austin

    Maureen Berner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


    Maureen Berner, Amy Calistri, Paulo Du Pin Calmon, Pedro Filipe Teixeir da Conceição, Thomas Ferguson, Pedro Ferreira, James K. Galbraith, Vidal Garza Cantú, Abel Hibert Sanchez, Lu Jiaqing, Junmo Kim, George Purcell

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