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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: 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: 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: Susan M. Collins

Comments: Susan M. Collins »

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

This conference focuses on a topic that is both important and appropriate for the International Monetary Fund. As I thought about my contribution, I could not help but reflect on the ongoing currency crisis...

6 Equity in a Global Economy

6 Equity in a Global Economy »

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 was 150 years ago this year that Marx and Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto. They turned out to be wrong in a number of respects. But they were surely right to stress the enormity of the change in huma...

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...

II Globalization and Equitable Growth

II Globalization and Equitable Growth »

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

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Comments: Nicholas Barr

Comments: Nicholas Barr »

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 great pleasure both to be back in Washington and to share a platform with my former colleague, Amartya Sen. Sen’s key message is that equity cannot be captured as a single number, but is multidimensi...

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: Nancy Birdsall

Comments: Nancy Birdsall »

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 would like to begin by congratulating the IMF for using its convocatory power to bring visibility and credibility to this critical issue of equity. Anthony Atkinson’s paper is both thoughtful and thought-p...