Found 635 article(s) in category 'Inequality'

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018. Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, June 28, 2018, Paper, “As we mark the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing series, this year’s report presents an opportunity to reflect on how housing market conditions in the United States have evolved over the decades. In addition to our usual look at current trends, the analysis examines how some of today’s conditions echo the past and are a yardstick for the progress we as a nation have and have not made in fulfilling the promise of a decent, affordable home for all.Link

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Harvard professor explains why shaming Trump’s henchmen is absolutely effective: ‘Public shaming has an important role’

Harvard professor explains why shaming Trump’s henchmen is absolutely effective: ‘Public shaming has an important role’. Steven Levitsky, June 26, 2018, Video, “Is shaming people like Sarah Huckabee Sanders by refusing them service at restaurants effective? It’s a debate that’s been raging since the weekend, when the resistance got more aggressive toward Trump’s associates after the administration started sending migrant toddlers to concentration camps.” Link

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Slower Productivity and Higher Inequality: Are They Related?

Slower Productivity and Higher Inequality: Are They Related? Jason Furman, June 2018, Paper, “Income growth for typical American families has slowed dramatically since 1973. Slower productivity growth and an increase in income inequality have both contributed to this trend. This paper addresses whether there is a relationship between the productivity slowdown and the increase in inequality, specifically exploring the extent to which reduced competition and dynamism can explain both of these phenomena. Productivity growth has been uneven across the economy, with top firms earning increasingly skewed returns. At the same time, the between-firm disparities have been important in explaining the increase in labor income inequality.Link

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Meg Rithmire on Inequality, China, and Urbanization within the Chinese Economy

Meg Rithmire on Inequality, China, and Urbanization within the Chinese Economy June 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Meg Rithmire, the F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business of Administration at Harvard Business School, on inequality, China, and urbanization within the Chinese economy. | Click here for more interviews like this one. Links: Meg Rithmire’s Harvard […]

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Tyler Cowen and Amitabh Chandra on economics of health care

Tyler Cowen and Amitabh Chandra on economics of health care. Amitabh Chandra, June 12, 2018, Audio, “Two prominent economists share their views on the politics, economics and ethics of health care reform. Tyler Cowen is professor of economics at George Mason University and the Center for the Study of Public Choice and has earned numerous accolades, including being named a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy. He is also one of The Economist’s most influential economists of the decade.Link

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How Democratic Is the Euro?

How Democratic Is the Euro? Dani Rodrik, June 11, 2018, Opinion, “If the European Union is to remain viable and democratic at the same time, policymakers will have to pay closer attention to the demanding requirements of delegating decisions to unelected bodies. They should promote such a delegation of sovereignty only when it truly enhances the long-term performance of their democracies.Link

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Larry Summers Discusses Areas of Growth and Concern for the U.S. Economy

Larry Summers Discusses Areas of Growth and Concern for the U.S. Economy. Lawrence Summers, June 5, 2018, Audio, [Episode 1] “In our inaugural episode, Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tackles issues of sustainable growth, equality of opportunity, and why the story of China is more important than the Industrial Revolution.Link

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Presidential counsel – Lawrence H. Summers speaking at GCGC 2018

Presidential counsel – Lawrence H. Summers speaking at GCGC 2018. Lawrence Summers, June 1, 2018, Video, “Watch Lawrence H. Summers deliver an engaging dinner speech about how he might advise a hypothetical president in the current day to delegates at the 2018 Global Corporate Governance Colloquium at Harvard University. For more information about GCGC visit: www.gcgc.globalLink

 

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Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South

Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South. Martha Chen, May 2018, Paper, “The informal economy accounts for 50 to 80 percent of urban
employment in cities across the global South. Informal employment comprises over three-quarters of urban employment in Africa, over half of urban employment in Asia and the Pacific, and just under half of urban employment in Latin America and the Caribbean.Link

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