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Falling Inequality in Latin America Policy Changes and Lessons

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  • Copyright: 2/6/2014
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Author Biography


Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Professor of Economics, University of Florence

Since 2000, Giovanni Andrea Cornia has taught economics at the University of Florence. Prior to that he was the Director of UNU-WIDER and held research positions in various UN agencies. He has lectured in several Italian and foreign universities in both developing and developed countries and has been visiting professors or visiting scholars in six universities. Since 2010 he has been a member of Committee for Development Policies of the United Nations. His main research interests are in the field of development economics, and in particular in the fields of macroeconomics, inequality, poverty, and, political economy as well as food security, famines, and child wellbeing. In all these areas he has published extensively.

Table of Contents


Part I: Inequality Changes and the Surfacing of New Policy Approaches
1: Giovanni Andrea Cornia: Recent Distributive Changes in Latin America: An Overview
2: Giovanni Andrea Cornia: Inequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2010
3: Kenneth M. Roberts: The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era

Part II: Recent Inequality Changes in Six Representative Latin American Countries
4: Juan Ponce and Rob Vos: Redistribution without Structural Change in Ecuador: Rising and Falling Income Inequality in the 1990s and 2000s
5: Dante Contreras and Ricardo Ffrench-Davis: Policy Regimes, Inequality, Poverty and Growth: The Chilean Experience, 1973-2010
6: Véronica Amarante, Marco Colafranceschi, and Andrea Vigorito: Uruguay's Income Inequality and Political Regimes over 1981-2010
7: Raymundo Campos-Vazquez, Gerardo Esquivel, and Nora Lustig: The Rise and Fall of Income Inequality in Mexico, 1989-2010
8: Carlos Acevedo and Maynor Cabrera: Social Policies or Private Solidarity? The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador
9: Stephan Klasen, Thomas Otter, and Carlos Villalobos Barría: The Dynamics of Inequality Change in a Highly Dualistic Economy

Part III: Main Policy Changes and Inequality during the Last Decade
10: Mario Damill and Roberto Frenkel: Macroeconomic Policies, Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America
11: Miguel Székely and Claudia Sámano-Robles: Trade and Income Distribution in Latin America: Is There Anything New to Say?
12: Saúl N. Keifman and Roxana Maurizio: Changes in Labour Market Conditions and Policies and their Impact on Wage Inequality during the Last Decade
13: Richard B. Freeman: What Can Latin America Learn from China's Labour Market Reforms?
14: Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Juan Carlos Gómez-Sabaini, and Bruno Martorano: Tax Policy and Income Distribution during the Last Decade
15: Guillermo Cruces, Carolina García Domench, and Leonardo Gasparini: Inequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America
16: Armando Barrientos: On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America
Part I: Inequality Changes and the Surfacing of New Policy Approaches
1. Recent Distributive Changes in Latin America: An Overview, Giovanni Andrea Cornia
2. Inequality Trends and their Determinants: Latin America over 1990-2010, Giovanni Andrea Cornia
3. The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era, Kenneth M. Roberts
Part II: Recent Inequality Changes in Six Representative Latin American Countries
4. Redistribution without Structural Change in Ecuador: Rising and Falling Income Inequality in the 1990s and 2000s, Juan Ponce and Rob Vos
5. Policy Regimes, Inequality, Poverty and Growth: The Chilean Experience, 1973-2010, Dante Contreras and Ricardo Ffrench-Davis
6. Uruguay's Income Inequality and Political Regimes over 1981-2010, Veronica Amarante, Marco Colafranceschi, and Andrea Vigorito
7. The Rise and Fall of Income Inequality in Mexico, 1989-2010, Raymundo Campos-Vazquez, Gerardo Esquivel, and Nora Lustig
8. Social Policies or Private Solidarity? The Equalizing Role of Migration and Remittances in El Salvador, Carlos Acevedo and Maynor Cabrera
9. The Dynamics of Inequality Change in a Highly Dualistic Economy, Stephan Klasen, Thomas Otter, and Carlos Villalobos Barria
Part III: Main Policy Changes and Inequality during the Last Decade
10. Macroeconomic Policies, Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America, Mario Damill and Roberto Frenkel
11. Trade and Income Distribution in Latin America: Is There Anything New to Say?, Miguel Szekely and Claudia Samano-Robles
12. Changes in Labour Market Conditions and Policies and their Impact on Wage Inequality during the Last Decade, Saul N. Keifman and Roxana Maurizio
13. What Can Latin America Learn from China's Labour Market Reforms?, Richard B. Freeman
14. Tax Policy and Income Distribution during the Last Decade, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Juan Carlos Gomez-Sabaini, and Bruno Martorano
15. Inequality in Education: Evidence for Latin America, Guillermo Cruces, Carolina Garcia Domench, and Leonardo Gasparini
16. On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America, Armando Barrientos

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