Poverty and Income Distribution by Edward N. Wolff

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Written by a leading scholar in the field, this textbook provides a thorough introduction to the topic of income distribution and poverty, with additional emphasis on the issues of inequality and discrimination. Features an empirical flavor throughout and includes optional econometric studies Will appeal to a broad range of readers in various subject areas including economics, sociology, political science, and public administration International in its scope Can be used as a self-contained course on income distribution and poverty

About Edward N. Wolff

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Edward Wolff received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974 and is professor of economics at New York University, where he has taught since 1974, and a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a council member of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth since 1987. He served as Managing Editor of the Review of Income and Wealth from 1987 to 2004 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York (2003-04), President of the Eastern Economics Association (2002-2003), and a council member of the International Input-Output Association (1995-2003), and has acted as a consultant with the Economic Policy Institute, the World Bank, the United Nations, the WIDER Institute, and Mathematica Policy Research. His principal research areas are productivity growth and income and wealth distribution. He is the author (or co-author) of 10 books, and the editor of 8. He is also the author of many articles published in books and professional journals and provides frequent commentary on radio and television.
Published December 31, 2008 by Wiley-Blackwell. 672 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences.