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Inequality

Trends, Causes, Consequences, Relevant Policies

  • Philip Arestis
  • Malcolm Sawyer

Part of the International Papers in Political Economy book series (IPPE)

About this book

Introduction

This book is the fifteenth volume in the renowned International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series which explores the latest developments in political economy. Containing contributions by experts in the field, this book focuses on topics that address the ongoing debate of inequalities in economic systems. Inequality has been considered a problem by many academics and policy makers for a long time now and recently here has been some evidence of increasing inequalities in society. Contributors to this book focus on the causes and consequences of inequality along with the importance of tackling inequality and recommend potential policies to reduce it, for example tax reforms. The book covers different aspects of inequality - from income to gender - and explores links between inequality and economic growth, and financialisation and financial crisis.

Keywords

Income inequality Economic policies Global Financial Crisis of 2007/2008 Financialisation Economic growth Financial capitalism Tax reforms Gender inequality Distribution and growth models

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Arestis
    • 1
  • Malcolm Sawyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Land EconomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.University of Leeds LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91298-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91297-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91298-1
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