Contemporary Economic Issues

Volume 2 Labour, Food and Poverty

  • Yair Mundlak

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Income Distribution and the Welfare State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Horton, Ravi Kanbur, Dipak Mazumdar
      Pages 63-80
  3. Development Issues

  4. Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Yair Mundlak, Donald Larson, Al Crego
      Pages 149-172
  5. Policy Aspects of Public Goods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Israel Finkelshtain, Yoav Kislev
      Pages 243-258

About this book


An overview of many currently topical issues around food and agriculture, with particular emphasis on their implications for development. These include Nobel Laureate Robert Fogel's discussion of nutritional standards and the implications of new theories of evolution in assessing the extent of malnutrition. Historical analysis informs contemporary surveys, including Yair Mundlak's comparison of the postwar record of 130 countries in agricultural technology and outputs. The important implications of labour markets, income distributions and the impact of welfare states on these issues are considered by a number of papers. The contributors include many leading academics from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Israel.


development Economic Development income distribution income distributions labor market poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Yair Mundlak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ChicagoUSA

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