© 2001

Inequality, Economic Growth, and Technological Change

New Aspects in an Old Debate


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Volker Grossmann
    Pages 1-6
  3. Volker Grossmann
    Pages 7-56
  4. Volker Grossmann
    Pages 57-89
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 170-187

About this book


The book examines the relationship between inequality, growth and technological progress. It provides a broad overview of the existing literature and introduces specific, innovative aspects about the impact of inequality and redistribution on growth when growth is driven by human or physical capital investments, as well as the impact of technological progress and accumulation on the distribution of earnings.
There is a special focus on the role of social comparison, redistributive taxation and new information technologies for the relationship between inequality and growth. The analytical part of the book mainly consists of endogenous growth models.


Growth Theory IT Information Technology Informationstechnologie Keynes Technological Change Technological Progress Technologischer Fortschritt Technologischer Wandel Ungleichheit Wachstum Wirtschaftswachst economic growth growth growth model

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inequality, Economic Growth, and Technological Change
  • Book Subtitle New Aspects in an Old Debate
  • Authors Volker Grossmann
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-1364-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-57594-5
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 187
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
    Economic Growth
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