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The Generation and Distribution of Wealth

Tsuneo Ishikawa

in Income and Wealth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288626
eISBN:
9780191596469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828862X.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the basic determinants of the generation of wealth and its distribution across households; it has four sections. Section 7.1 considers the life cycle motive as a basis of ... More


Market Efficiency, the Pareto Wealth Distribution, and the Lévy Distribution of Stock Returns

Moshe Levy

in The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, III: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162592
eISBN:
9780199850495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162592.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The Pareto (power-law) wealth distribution is a robust consequence of a fundamental property of the capital investment process: it is a stochastic multiplicative process. This distribution implies ... More


The Formation of Distributions of Income and Wealth

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:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The distributions of personal income and holdings of wealth that have been examined earlier in the book have salient features in common: wealth is much more unequally distributed than income, but the ... 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


Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As the leading edge of the “Baby Boom” generation in the United States reaches sixty years of age, members of this unusually large cohort born between 1946 and 1966 are poised to redefine retirement ... More


Land Titles, Credit Markets, and Wealth Distributions

James C. MacGee

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/9780199548880.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Does the existence of formal title to land and real estate matter for the distribution of wealth? This study reviews the empirical literature on the economic impact of land and real‐estate ... More


Normative Political Economy

Ian Malcolm David Little

in Ethics, Economics, and Politics: Principles of Public Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257041
eISBN:
9780191601293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257043.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Government can and should be actively concerned with the relief of poverty. But there is no ethical principle defining the proper distribution of wealth between occupational or other social groups, ... More


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


The Historical Course of Change in the Distribution of Wealth

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:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines historical changes in the distribution of wealth in five sections. The first looks at the fifteenth century, and compares data that originate from property assessments for ... More


Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Henry Phelps Brown

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The belief that the existing distributions of income and wealth in Western countries are unjust has come to be widely held, and has prompted the inclusion of egalitarian measures in many political ... More


Household Wealth in Latin America

Florencia Torche and Seymour Spilerman

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/9780199548880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study provides a descriptive analysis of wealth ownership and wealth inequality in Latin American countries, using diverse published sources and primary data analysis for sixteen nations. This ... More


Income and Wealth

Tsuneo Ishikawa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288626
eISBN:
9780191596469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828862X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Income and wealth have long formed an important focus for economic research, with economists keen to answer the following kinds of questions: why do we pay people who work equally hard different ... More


Introduction

Tsuneo Ishikawa

in Income and Wealth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288626
eISBN:
9780191596469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828862X.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The first part of Ch. 1 outlines the purpose and organization of the book. The second part provides an overview of the current labour participation structure, and of the structure and distribution of ... More


Housing Privatization and Household Wealth in Transition

Ruslan Yemtsov

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/9780199548880.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

All countries in transition have experienced increases in inequality. They have also undertaken massive privatization of key asset housing, often on give‐away terms. Are these two phenomena related? ... More


Computation of Equilibria in Heterogeneous‐Agent Models

José‐Víctor Ríos‐Rull

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

There are many questions in economics for which heterogeneous‐agent dynamic models (i.e. models populated by agents that are different from each other) have to be used to provide answers. The first ... More


The Concept of Distributive Justice: Ideas for Equality

Tsuneo Ishikawa

in Income and Wealth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288626
eISBN:
9780191596469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828862X.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the logical foundations of typical views of distributive justice––as well as being significant in its own right, the examination will provide a basic ... More


The Significance of the Statistical Record

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:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Reasons were given in the Introduction to this book for approaching an assessment of egalitarianism by way of a study of actual distributions of income and wealth. Information about the actual state ... More


Distributions Displayed

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:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Discusses how best to display distributions of income and wealth so that comparisons can be made between different periods or countries. The various different kinds of distribution curve that have ... More


The Evolution of Personal Wealth in the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe

Sergei Guriev and Andrei Rachinsky

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/9780199548880.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study discusses the evolution of personal wealth in transition economies. While data availability is still a problem, the available indirect evidence suggests privatization has resulted in an ... More


 Economic Growth and Structural Changes

Young‐Iob Chung

in Korea under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178302
eISBN:
9780199783557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178300.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the impact of investment on Korea's economic growth and structural changes relative to aggregate production — which is measured in terms of gross domestic product — during the ... More


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