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The Resource Confronting inequality : how societies can choose inclusive growth, Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg

Confronting inequality : how societies can choose inclusive growth, Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg

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Confronting inequality : how societies can choose inclusive growth
Title
Confronting inequality
Title remainder
how societies can choose inclusive growth
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Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg
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Language
eng
Summary
Inequality has drastically increased in many countries around the globe over the past three decades. The widening gap between the very rich and everyone else is often portrayed as an unexpected outcome or as the tradeoff we must accept to achieve economic growth. In this book, three International Monetary Fund economists show that this increase in inequality has in fact been a political choice - and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy. Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg demonstrate that the extent of inequality depends on the policies governments choose - such as whether to let capital move unhindered across national boundaries, how much austerity to impose, and how much to deregulate markets. While these policies do often confer growth benefits, they have also been responsible for much of the increase in inequality. The book also shows that inequality leads to weaker economic performance and proposes alternative policies capable of delivering more inclusive growth. In addition to improving access to health care and quality education, they call for redistribution from the rich to the poor and present evidence showing that redistribution does not hurt growth. Accessible to scholars across disciplines as well as to students and policy makers, Confronting Inequality is a rigorous and empirically rich book that is crucial for a time when many fear a new Gilded Age. --
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1962-
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Ostry, Jonathan David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Loungani, Prakash
  • Berg, Andrew
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  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Economic development
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Confronting inequality : how societies can choose inclusive growth, Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Central banks and inequality
  • Technology, robots, and inequality
  • Remedies for inequality : redistribution
  • Conclusions
  • Foreword
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Introduction
  • Inequality : measures and drivers
  • Inequality and sustained growth
  • Structural policies and inequality
  • Financial globalization and inequality
  • Austerity and inequality
Control code
on1035456075
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780231174688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035456075
Label
Confronting inequality : how societies can choose inclusive growth, Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Andrew Berg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Central banks and inequality
  • Technology, robots, and inequality
  • Remedies for inequality : redistribution
  • Conclusions
  • Foreword
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Introduction
  • Inequality : measures and drivers
  • Inequality and sustained growth
  • Structural policies and inequality
  • Financial globalization and inequality
  • Austerity and inequality
Control code
on1035456075
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780231174688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035456075

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