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Granting that this was written before behavioral eficiency took off, the book omits almost entirely any influence of human nature affecting the policies he proposes. Essential Microeconomics for Public Policy Analysis. Polity IV Project, www.

Okun is today remembered as an effective mediator between the realms of economic theory and analysis and the development and implementation of public policy. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. These cases, and our broader statistical analysis of a large number of growth episodes, suggest that inequality is an underlying feature that makes it more likely that a number of factors—external shocks, external debt, ethnic fractionalization—come together to bring a growth spell to an end.

And, taking a historical perspective, the increase in U. Growth averaged 7 percent from through One person found this helpful. Equality and Efficiency is the perfect embodiment of that legacy, valued both by professional economists and those readers with a keen interest in social policy. And we found that they matter for the duration of growth episodes too. For example, the initial reforms that ignited growth in China involved giving stronger incentives to farmers.


Hazard to sustained growth Somewhat surprisingly, income inequality stood out for the strength and robustness of its relationship with the duration of growth spells: To achieve this, we increase each variable by an amount such that it moves from the median value to a value greater than that observed in 60 percent of the sample a 10 percentile increase. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As Okun puts it: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

About the Author Arthur Melvin Okun is widely considered among the most important macroeconomists of the twentieth century. I always wondered why Arthur Okun did not author more books, and then I realized that, sadly, he passed away at a relatively early age. Berg and Jonathan D.

Are social justice and social product at war with one another? Is this feature helpful? Even the poorest of countries have managed to get growth going for several years, only to see it peter out. Get to Know Us. Income distribution and growth sustainability In our research we looked at the extent to which the duration of a growth episode is related to differences in country characteristics and policies.

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In classrooms Arthur M. Please try again later. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Big TradeoffArthur Okun argued that pursuing equality can reduce efficiency the total output produced with given resources. Bring Back the Bureaucrats: Inhe cofounded, with George Perry, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity BPEAwhich is still among the world’s most prestigious economic journals and currently boasts sixteen Nobel Prize winners among its authors.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Okun has two central themes: The measure of inequality is the Gini coefficient, which varies from zero all households having the same income to all income received by one household.

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IN his influential book Equality and Efficiency: In looking at the numbers you must keep in mind when this was written. That experience brought home the fact that sustainable economic reform is possible only when its benefits are widely shared.

On what one equaluty think of as questions of “economic philosophy,” I doubt that Okun has been improved on in the subsequent interval.

Was rather hoping for a more spirited point-of-view than this highly-academic elucidation of the issue.