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Economic Policy and Equity

Economic Policy and Equity »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757883.071

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

This book brings together the views not only of policymakers and academics but also of religious leaders and labor leaders from around the world- including the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen - who pa...

Comments: Maria Ramos

Comments: Maria Ramos »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am struck by how different these two very interesting papers are, but also by how common the challenges and issues they describe are. For me, the most important issue in these papers is the formulation of...

Comments: Arjun Sengupta

Comments: Arjun Sengupta »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am sorry that Stanley Fischer is not here, because I was going to pay him a compliment. His presentation showed clearly how the IMF has changed. He listed five points that are important for combining econo...

9 Political Economy and the Equity-Policy Agenda

9 Political Economy and the Equity-Policy Agenda »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction Over the past twenty years, many European countries have experienced increases in income inequality, in the number of people suffering from poverty, and in social exclus...

10 Too Large and Too Small Governments

10 Too Large and Too Small Governments »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction In today’s world, government intervention in the economy is broad and multifaceted. One of government’s important roles is to provide social safety nets and avoid excess...

Comments: Chia Siow Yue

Comments: Chia Siow Yue »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I have enjoyed both the Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Alberto Alesina papers tremendously for their excellent analysis, and, in general, I agree with the conclusions. So the value-added I can contribute to this co...

Comments: Ravi Kanbur

Comments: Ravi Kanbur »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am going to focus my comments on the evolution of redistribution policy in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Aníbal Cavaco Silva’s entire paper is on the European Unio...

Comments: The Most Reverend Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane

Comments: The Most Reverend Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

It is a distinct honor and privilege for me to have been invited to respond to papers delivered by Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Alberto Alesina. I have come from Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world, w...

Comments: Guillermo Perry

Comments: Guillermo Perry »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

We have on the table two excellent papers, rich in policy implications. Let me first make a few comments on Alberto Alesina’s paper. It is a very well argued paper, and his model of the two different politic...

11 Equity Issues in Latin America

11 Equity Issues in Latin America »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity, once again, to join a discussion at the IMF on the important topic of income distribution. This issue continues to command the close attention of policymake...