Found 569 article(s) in category 'Inequality'

Annette Gordon-Reed on inequality, Thomas Jefferson in the twenty-first century, and the future of the U.S. Constitution

Annette Gordon-Reed on inequality, Thomas Jefferson in the twenty-first century, and the future of the U.S. Constitution May 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Annette Gordon-Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, celebrated Thomas Jefferson biographer, […]

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Venezuela Has a Refugee Crisis Of Syrian Magnitudes

Venezuela Has a Refugee Crisis Of Syrian Magnitudes. Ricardo Hausmann, May 21, 2018, Audio, “Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard economist and Former Minister of Planning for Venezuela, discusses Venezuela’s elections and economic outlook.Alan Bjerga, agriculture reporter for Bloomberg, on how the agriculture sector is hurting from GOP policies on trade, NAFTA, and the rejection of farm legislation in the House.Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global, on investing in robotics, automation and AI. Brooke Sutherland, Industrials and Deals columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, on GE merging its century-old locomotive business with Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion.Link

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Redistribution Without a Median Voter: Models of Multidimensional Politics

Redistribution Without a Median Voter: Models of Multidimensional Politics. Torben Iversen, May 2018, Paper, “Most work on redistribution in democracies is anchored in long-standing unidimensional models, notably the seminal Meltzer-Richard-Romer model. When scholars venture outside the security of unidimensionality, many either abandon theoretical rigor or miss the full consequences of adding more dimensions (whether ideological or economic). There is now a substantial literature on redistributive politics in multidimensional policy spaces, but it tends to be very technical and frequently misinterpreted, if not ignored. This purpose of this article is to review this relatively new literature using simple graphical representations,Link

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Bloomberg Opinion Radio: Weekend Edition

Bloomberg Opinion Radio: Weekend Edition. Noah Feldman, May 18, 2018, Audio, “Bloomberg Opinion Weekend Edition hosted by June Grasso. Guests: Max Nisen, Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “Look in the Mirror for a Reason Drug Prices Are High.” Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “Sports Betting Is a Victory for States’ Rights.” Liam Denning, Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “California Puts Solar on the Roof and Up For Grabs.” Joe Nocera, Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “How Tom Wolfe’s Perspective Changed Magazines.” Mary Duenwald, Bloomberg Opinion editor: “Tax Sugar-Sweetened Drinks to Help Fight Obesity.” Link

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What happens when investments targeting women’s microbusinesses go to men?

What happens when investments targeting women’s microbusinesses go to men? Rohini Pande, May 2, 2018, Paper, “Several studies find that male-operated – but not female-operated – microenterprises benefit from access to grants or loans. But these analyses overlook that female entrepreneurs often reside with a male business owner. Using data from randomized trials in India, Sri Lanka and Ghana, this paper finds that household-level income gains are equivalent regardless of the grant or loan recipient’s gender. Low average returns of female-run enterprises reflects the fact that women’s capital is typically invested into their husband’s enterprise.Link

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Rafael Di Tella on economic inequality, policy making for the criminal justice system, and fairness in labor markets

Rafael Di Tella on economic inequality, policy making for the criminal justice system, and fairness in labor markets April 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Rafael Di Tella, William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, on economic inequality, policy making for the criminal justice system, and fairness in labor markets. | Click here […]

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Kenneth Rogoff on Growth, Inequality, Financial Crises, and the Future of Money

Kenneth Rogoff on Growth, Inequality, Financial Crises, and the Future of Money April 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University on Growth, Inequality, Financial Crises, and the Future of Money. | Click here for more interviews like this one. Links: Kenneth Rogoff’s […]

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Geoffrey Jones on income inequality, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Geoffrey Jones on income inequality, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility April 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School, on income inequality, sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility. | Click here for more interviews like this one. Links: Geoffrey Jones’s faculty page at Harvard Business School | […]

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Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality

Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality. Michèle Lamont, June 2018, Paper, “This Presidential Address offers elements for a systematic and cumulative study of destigmatization, or the process by which low-status groups gain recognition and worth. Contemporary sociologists tend to focus on inequality in the distribution of resources, such as occupation, education, and wealth. Complementing this research, this address draws attention to “recognition gaps,” defined as disparities in worth and cultural membership between groups in a society. Drawing on research I have conducted, I first describe how neoliberalism promotes growing recognition gaps. Then, drawing on research on stigmatized groups across several societies,Link

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For Richer: The Effects of Marriage on Wealth Accumulation

For Richer: The Effects of Marriage on Wealth Accumulation. Alexandra Killewald, 2018, Paper, “Marriage is widely considered to benefit individuals’ economic well-being, including their net worth. Yet establishing the role of marriage in wealth generation is complicated by the dynamic and reciprocal nature of marriage and wealth: marriage is both the result of prior wealth and a potential determinant of future wealth. We use data from the NLSY79 and marginal structural models that account for these dynamic selection processes to estimate the effect marital histories on midlife wealth.Link

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