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Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an authoritative perspective on contemporary issues in microeconomics

  • Contributors come from a range of influential economists and policy makers

Part of the book series: International Economic Association Series (IEA)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Martin Guzman, Joseph E. Stiglitz
      Pages 1-3
  3. Inequality, Poverty, and Security

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. The University of Texas Inequality Project Global Inequality Data Sets, 1963–2008: Updates, Revisions and Quality Checks

      • James K. Galbraith, Béatrice Halbach, Aleksandra Malinowska, Amin Shams, Wenjie Zhang
      Pages 7-39
    3. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: The Mexican Wave

      • Gonzalo Hernández Licona
      Pages 40-49
    4. Housing and Saving in Retirement Across Countries

      • Makoto Nakajima, Irina A. Telyukova
      Pages 88-126
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 194-198

About this book

With contributions from international scholars, this second volume by Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman comprises of theoretical, empirical, and policy-based chapters which carefully utilize theory and data analysis.

Part I focuses on the issues of global inequality, poverty measurement and security. Part II turns to the issue of income contingent loans (ICL), where the repayment in any year depends on the annual income of the individual. These loans have proven to be an especially effective way of financing higher education, but there has been experimentation of the use of these loans in several other areas.

Keywords

  • Microeconomics
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Security
  • Income Contingent Loans
  • Education
  • Social Programs
  • economic growth
  • economics
  • growth
  • interest rates
  • international economics
  • macroeconomics
  • microeconomics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Columbia University, USA

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

  • Columbia University Business School, USA

    Martin Guzman

  • University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Martin Guzman

About the editors

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University, USA.

Martin Guzman is a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University Business School, USA, and Associate Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a member of the INET Taskforce on Macroeconomic Externalities and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Bibliographic Information

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