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Inequality, Redistribution, and Economic Growth

  • Josef ZweimüLler


This paper provides a critical review of the recent literature on inequality and growth. After discussing historical and more recent distributional trends as well as empirical evidence on the relationship between inequality and growth, I focus on recent explanations of the inequality-growth puzzle. I consider both the impact of the functional and the personal distribution on long-run growth rates. A final section discusses a rather neglected issue in the recent literature: the impact of expected demand for innovation decisions.

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Volume (Year): 27 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-20

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