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2 A View from the IMF

2 A View from the IMF »

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 Welcome to this conference on “Economic Policy and Equity,” a part of the IMF’s continuing efforts to better understand equity, and to integrate equity considerations in...

7 Addressing Equity Issues in Policymaking: Lessons from the Chilean Experience

7 Addressing Equity Issues in Policymaking: Lessons from the Chilean Experience »

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 The democratic governments of the Chilean Concertación coalition that began in March 1990 have emphasized a development strategy of equitable and sustainable economic gr...

Comments: Alicia H. Munnell

Comments: Alicia H. Munnell »

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

Amartya Sen has written a sweeping overview as an introduction to this important Conference on Economic Policy and Equity. Although the conference organizers framed the issues in terms of the inequality of i...

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...

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: 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...

Comments: Guo Shuqing

Comments: Guo Shuqing »

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

Amartya Sen made many good points, and I agree with his major concluding remarks. I have some different points of view and insights, however; some are close to Sen’s, some are not, but all arise from China’s...

Comments: Irma Adelman

Comments: Irma Adelman »

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

When I was asked to this conference, I had almost the same reaction that Amartya Sen had when he received his invitation, and realized both the subject and the auspices of the conference. Thanks to Stanley F...

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: Mikhail Dmitriev

Comments: Mikhail Dmitriev »

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

Since my policymaking experience relates to transition economies, I will focus on a number of challenges and problems that policymakers in transition economies are facing. These problems are closely related...