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Confronting Inequality: How Societies can Choose Inclusive Growth

Jonathan D. Ostry
,
Prakash Loungani
,
Andrew Berg
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Overview

An accessible insight into the co-relation between government policies and economic inequality.
Inequality has drastically increased in many countries around the globe over the past three decades. The widening gap between the very rich and everyone else is often portrayed as an unexpected outcome or as the trade-off we must accept to achieve economic growth. In this book, three International Monetary Fund economists show that this increase in inequality has, in fact, been a political choice—and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy.

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Published: Aug/2019

ISBN: 9789814867023

Length: 192 Pages

Confronting Inequality: How Societies can Choose Inclusive Growth

Jonathan D. Ostry
,
Prakash Loungani
,
Andrew Berg
Overview

An accessible insight into the co-relation between government policies and economic inequality.
Inequality has drastically increased in many countries around the globe over the past three decades. The widening gap between the very rich and everyone else is often portrayed as an unexpected outcome or as the trade-off we must accept to achieve economic growth. In this book, three International Monetary Fund economists show that this increase in inequality has, in fact, been a political choice—and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy.

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Jonathan D. Ostry

Jonathan D. Ostry is Deputy Director of the research department at the International Monetary Fund. His work on inequality and unsustainable growth has been cited by, among others, Barack Obama.

Prakash Loungani

Andrew Berg is deputy director of the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development. He previously served at the U.S. Treasury, including as deputy assistant secretary for East Asia and Latin America in 2000–2001 and chief economist of the Mexican Task Force in 1995–96.

Andrew Berg