Does Wealth Distribution and the Source of Wealth Matter for Economic Growth? Inherited v. Uninherited Billionaire Wealth and Billionaires’ Political Connections

  • Sutirtha Bagchi
  • Jan Svejnar
  • Kendra Bischoff
Part of the International Economics Association book series (IEA)


Social scientists have grappled for decades with the key question of whether inequality in control over a society’s resources facilitates or hinders economic growth. While there is a large theoretical and empirical literature on this topic, the question is far from settled.


Income Inequality Gini Coefficient Purchase Power Parity Political Connection Wealth Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sutirtha Bagchi
    • 1
  • Jan Svejnar
    • 2
  • Kendra Bischoff
  1. 1.Villanova UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityUSA

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