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The Distribution of Wealth in Some Contemporary Economies

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The first section of the chapter summarizes the arguments of R. H. Tawney and C. A. R. Crosland against great (inherited) wealth––as opposed to great earnings (income)––and confronts the paradox that ... More


Managers' Characteristics

Andrea Prat, Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, and Raffaella Sadun

in The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588282
eISBN:
9780191595417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588282.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter combines information from the four datasets to shed light on the characteristics of Italian managers. It presents evidence on basic demographics, education, and social background and a ... More


Comment on “Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions” by Wouter Dessein

Michael D. Whinston

in The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199826223
eISBN:
9780190259020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826223.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter comments on Chapter 6 and suggests that it is useful to think of ownership allocation as a way to eliminate externalities. It notes that while the GH model had tremendous influence, a ... More


A Roadmap

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This very brief chapter outlines a framework for the analysis in the next three chapters. The state is at the centre of this framework because it sets the rules for land ownership, use, and taxes. ... More


House Price Volatility and the Housing Ladder

James Banks, Richard Blundell, Zoë Oldfield, James P. Smith, James Banks, Richard Blundell, Zoë Oldfield, and James P. Smith

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper investigates the effects of spatial housing price risk on housing choices over the first half of the life-cycle. Housing price risk can be substantial but, unlike other risky assets which ... More


Financial Crisis Origin

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the housing bubble phenomenon that led to the economic recession in the United States from 2007 to 2009. The first phase, from 2001 to 2004, was characterized by the ... More


Introductory Remarks on Grossman and Hart (1986)

John Moore

in The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199826223
eISBN:
9780190259020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826223.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reflects on the genesis of the GH property rights approach, which became known as GHM after this chapter's authors own contributions with Oliver Hart. It then summarizes in a model the ... More


The (Mostly) Empty Promise of the Sharing Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Chapter 3 examines the so-called sharing economy which is premised on establishing ways to redefine the boundaries between product ownership and use and creating opportunities for collaboration ... More


Food Security in Egypt

Ray Bush

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on food insecurity in Egypt beyond the preoccupation with macroeconomic policy’s role in facilitating food to meet local consumption needs. It discusses how agricultural reform ... More


Neither Security Nor Sovereignty the Political Economy of Food in Yemen

Martha Mundy, Amin Al-Hakimi, and Frédéric Pelat

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Agriculture and livestock production remain central to the livelihood of the Yemeni people, yet the food crisis in Yemen is stark. This chapter sketches the wider political economy and the patterns ... More


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