Inequality and Growth: Reviewing the economic and social impacts – The Australian Economic Review

Tony Ward’s review of the international literature on the links between inequality and economic growth has just been published:  ABSTRACT Does rising inequality provide incentives for individuals to work harder and invest? Or does it hamper economic growth? This article reviews the now-extensive literature on the subject. It starts by outlining some of the social impacts … [Read More] Inequality and Growth: Reviewing the economic and social impacts – The Australian Economic Review

The Other Side of the Coin: How technological progress can help and hinder economic growth in individualised societies – VOX CEPR’s Policy Portal

How the trend towards individualism in societies affects economic welfare is debatable, but it is generally agreed that the role of technological progress in spurring individualism is substantial. Exploring the impact of technological progress in a model of individual utility, this column finds that the direct positive effects of technological progress, in the form of … [Read More] The Other Side of the Coin: How technological progress can help and hinder economic growth in individualised societies – VOX CEPR’s Policy Portal

Selection of articles: Impacts of Economic Growth on Basic Income

Impacts of Economic Growth on Basic Income – A selection of articles from a variety of sources Average city size and economic growth / SA Frick, A Rodríguez-Pose – Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2016 — … The coefficients are similar between the fixed effects and system GMM, but lower in the 2SLS … In order to understand … [Read More] Selection of articles: Impacts of Economic Growth on Basic Income

Inequality and Economic Growth – A selection of articles

A Selection of Articles, with links to abstracts and some some text, from a variety of sources Capital, Growth and Inequality in Piketty’s Approach. Is it able to explain level and changes of inequality in the personal income … [PDF] / RT Lenti – 2016 — The paper is a critical review of Piketty’s book “Capital in the XXI … [Read More] Inequality and Economic Growth – A selection of articles

Roads to Riches: Better transport spending – Grattan Institute

Australian governments have spent unprecedented sums on transport infrastructure in the past decade, and while important projects have been built, the overall investment has been poorly directed. Our big cities are the engines of Australia’s economic growth, but investment has not prioritised vital urban freight and passenger routes. Our largest cities now face increasing congestion, … [Read More] Roads to Riches: Better transport spending – Grattan Institute

Economic Growth and Economic development: Geographic dimensions, definitions and disparities – LSE (UK)

ABSTRACT “Sacred cows make the best hamburger” SOURCE: Feldman, Maryann and Storper, Michael Economic growth and economic development: geographic dimensions, definitions and disparities. In: The New Handbook of Economic Geography. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (Submitted) 2016 Link to website BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. … [Read More] Economic Growth and Economic development: Geographic dimensions, definitions and disparities – LSE (UK)

Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth – OECD

Going for Growth 2016 Policymakers need to deploy broad-based reform plans that incorporate monetary, fiscal, and structural policies to stimulate persistently weak demand, re-launch productivity growth, create jobs and build a more inclusive global economy, according to the OECD’s annual Going for Growth report. Going for Growth 2016 offers a comprehensive assessment of how government … [Read More] Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth – OECD

Turning the Tide towards Inclusiveness – OECD

Extract from an article by Stefano Scarpetta, Director of the OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate A rising tide lifts all boats, or so many used to think. But the evidence suggests that over the past three decades in a large number of advanced and emerging countries economic growth has disproportionally benefited people who are … [Read More] Turning the Tide towards Inclusiveness – OECD

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