Found 635 article(s) in category 'Inequality'

Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia

Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia. Rema Hanna, May 2018, Paper, “Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have spread worldwide, and are designed to promote comprehensive human capital investments in children, starting from encouraging pre-natal and maternal care and early childhood health interventions and continuing through incentivizing school attendance. Yet evaluating these claims over more than a few years is hard, as most CCT experiments extend the program to the control group after a short experimental period. This paper experimentally estimates the impacts of Indonesia’s cash transfer program (PKH) six years after the program launched, using data from about 14,000 households in 360 sub-districts across Indonesia, taking advantage of the fact that treatment and control locations remained largely intact throughout the period.Link

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Shane Greenstein on Jobs, Inequality, Financial Crises, and the Future of the Internet

Shane Greenstein on Jobs, Inequality, Financial Crises, and the Future of the Internet May 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Shane Greenstein, the Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and co-chair of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative, on jobs, inequality, financial crises, and the future of the Internet. | Click […]

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New Prospects for Organizational Democracy?: How the Joint Pursuit of Social and Financial Goals Challenges Traditional Organizational Designs

New Prospects for Organizational Democracy?: How the Joint Pursuit of Social and Financial Goals Challenges Traditional Organizational Designs. Julie Battilana, 2018, Book Chapter, “Some interesting exceptions notwithstanding, the traditional logic of economic efficiency has long favored hierarchical forms of organization and disfavored democracy in business. What does the balance of arguments look like, however, when values besides efficient revenue production are brought into the picture? The question is not hypothetical: In recent years, an ever increasing number of corporations have developed and adopted socially responsible behaviors, thereby hybridizing aspects of corporate businesses and social organizations. We argue that the joint pursuit of financial and social objectives warrants significant rethinking of organizational democracy’s merits compared both to hierarchy and to non-democratic alternatives to hierarchy.Link

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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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