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Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

We take for granted today that the assessments, measurements, and forecasts of economists are crucial to the decision-making of governments and businesses alike. But less than a century ago that ... More


:: The Scientific Methods of Simon Kuznets

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses certain aspects of Kuznets' approach to economics; his discussions of the art of measurement; and Kuznets as a theorist.


:: The Use of National Income Accounting to Study Comparative Economic Growth

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses Kuznets's plan to use national income measures to describe and explain the long-term economic trends of the industrial nations; his publication of ten monographs on ... More


:: Further Aspects of the Legacy of Simon Kuznets

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Simon Kuznets passed away in early July 1985 at the age of 84. His legacy includes not only his many books and articles but also the students he trained, many of whom became influential economists in ... More


:: The Quarter Century since the Death of Simon Kuznets

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses changes that occurred in the first quarter century since the death of Simon Kuznets. These include the acceleration of technological innovation; recessions; and economic growth ... More


Pay Inequality and World Development

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines pay inequality and world development using statistics compiled by the United Nations when examining direct measures of inequality in manufacturing pay. According to the original ... More


Growth, Inequality, and Poverty

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There has been much debate on whether economic growth and globalization facilitate or impede progress against poverty and inequality. A long-standing, and widely held, view is that economic growth in ... More


Introduction: The Amazing Twentieth Century

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This introductory chapter reviews significant achievements in the twentieth century. These include the development of measures of the national output of goods and services during the 1920s and early ... More


Development as take-off, 1950–75

John Toye

in The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198723349
eISBN:
9780191789786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723349.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As a student, Walt Whitman Rostow resolved to write a riposte to Marxism. After studying British economic history, he identified a period of thirty years of rapid development as the core of an ... More


Inequality

Nicola Amendola

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Any history of the wellbeing of the Italians that ignores the sphere of economic inequality would be incomplete and unsatisfactory. That is why this chapter presents a quantitative reconstruction of ... More


Milton Friedman

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the career of Milton Friedman and those that were an influence on his becoming a Nobel Prize recipient in economics in 1976. Friedman was born in 1912 and went to Rutgers ... More


Economic Inequality and the World Crisis

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter discusses the results of studies and measurement pertaining to economic data. It shows the need to redefine the study of economic inequality, and to restructure, to some ... More


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