How Can Economic Policy Strike a Balance between Economic Efficiency and Income Equality?
AbstractCan income equality be combined with high economic efficiency and rapid economic growth? Fortunately, we need not to answer such a general question. Indeed, the question is poorly phrased. The relationship between income and wealth distribution, on one hand, and efficiency/growth, on the other, depends on how a certain distribution of income and wealth has come about.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 505.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 25 Sep 1998
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