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Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The recent rise in inequality in the distribution of disposable income in many, although not all, countries has led to a search for explanations, particularly since for much of the postwar period ... More


Applying the IAD Framework: The Incentives Inside a Development Agency

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Incentives for an aid agency’s staff to learn about sustainability of field activities is one of the most fundamental factors in that agency’s quest for sustainable development outcomes. It is ... More


Long‐Run Changes in the Concentration of Wealth: An Overview of Recent Findings

Henry Ohlsson, Jesper Roine, and Daniel Waldenström

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

The objective of this study is to study the dynamics of the wealth distribution over the path of economic development. More specifically, this chapter is interested in distinguishing between changes ... More


A Nordic Perspective on Natural Resource Abundance

Thorvaldur. Gylfason

in Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275786
eISBN:
9780191602160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275785.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the impact of resource abundance on the economic performance of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Natural resource abundance can retard economic growth by reducing ... More


The Nordic Model of Gender Equality: The Welfare State, Patriarchy, and Unfinished Emancipation

Tuovi Allen

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Compared with their Western counterparts, societies of Scandinavian or Nordic origins have been more committed to achieving equality and justice and are thus perceived to be more progressive. ... More


The Swedish Model

Ari Kokko

in Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

The main characteristics of ‘the Swedish model’ are arguably related to the country's knowledge-intensive industry and its advanced welfare state. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the ... More


The Nordic Development and Growth Models: The Riddle is Still There, but we May be a Little Wiser

Juhana Vartiainen

in Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

The Nordic countries are often bundled together, as representatives of a ‘model’ which combines high living standards and an open market economy with social insurance and ambitious public services. ... More


Diffusion of Computing in Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores how computers spread through the economies of Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden, exploring extent of diffusion, where in their economies this occurred, the key firms and ... More


Why Do Economists Like a Carbon Tax?

Gilbert E. Metcalf

in Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190694197
eISBN:
9780190694227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694197.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In non-technical language, the chapter explains why economists favor putting a price on pollution as the least expensive way to cut pollution to its socially optimal level. Using a pollution example ... More


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