[URPE] Economic Inequality and poverty
BohmerP at evergreen.edu
Mon Jan 25 20:02:16 MST 2010
Can anyone suggest a good book on the causes of inequality and poverty, nationally and globally, that is somewhat up to date, for a lower division class at Evergreen. Please send me suggestions, Thanks, Peter Bohmer
bohmerp at evergreen.edu
my web-page: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/bohmerp
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Subject: [URPE] classical political economy and development
I am preparing a class lecture on "Classical Political Economy and
Development". I wanted to kindly ask if somebody could give me an
indication of good empirical work on the relationship between
inequality and growth/accumulation in developing countries.
I find work that emphasizes the capacity of governments to suppress
labor in order to allow their capitalist class to accumulate (S.
Korea), but am wondering if there are also empirical cases of more
Thanks a lot for your time
With my best wishes
Quoting Arthur MacEwan <Arthur.Macewan at umb.edu>:
> Can anyone guide me to articles or books that deal with the question of
> who gets the returns to R&D?
> There is a great deal of literature on the economic returns to R&D. I
> am, however, unable to find useful material on the distributional
> impacts of R&D - i.e., on who gets the returns. For example, with
> agricultural R&D and the resulting technological change, it seems that
> some of the returns go to the seed producers and other input producers,
> some goes to "middle-men" (e.g., Archer Daniels Midland), some may go to
> consumers (lower prices), but the farmers don't get much (if anything).
> It would be nice to see some rigorous studies. Any suggestions?
> Arthur MacEwan
> arthur.macewan at umb.edu
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