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

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

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Do more equal economies grow faster? Which role does the public sector play for the relationship between inequality and growth? What is the impact of technological changes and capital accumulation on the distribution of wealth, income, and wages? How do social comparisons among individuals affect redistributive taxation, the wage structure, and the growth rate of an economy? To answer these questions is the goal ofthis book. I became interested in the issues ofdistribution and growth during my study of economics at the University of Bonn and as an exchange student at the UC Berkeley. Most notably, I was stimulated by my academic teachers George Akerlof, Paul Romer and Axel Weber. This book was written during my stay at the department ofeconomics at the University of Regensburg, in the years 1997-2000. It is my doctoral dissertation in economics (University ofRegensburg; day ofdisputation was th July 24 2000). I am very grateful to my supervisors Wolfgang Buchholz and Josef Falkinger for their continuous support and very helpful suggestions on many drafts of parts of this book. I am also indebted to my colleagues Hartmut Egger and Martin Summer for illuminating discussions as well as to participants of many conferences and research seminars where parts of this book have been presented. Last but not least, I would like to thank my partner Ronke Osikominu for her moral support and my parents Gerda and Eberhard for more than Ican say.

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Author(s)
Volker Grossman
Format
Paperback | 187 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 10.92mm | 317g
Publication date
26 Jan 2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Imprint
Physica-Verlag GmbH & Co
Publication City/Country
Heidelberg, Germany
Language
English
Edition Statement
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Illustrations note
5 Tables, black and white; 11 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 187 p. 11 illus.
ISBN10
3790813648
ISBN13
9783790813647