Inequality and Economic Policy
Inequality and Economic Policy

Inequality and Economic Policy

Essays In Honor of Gary Becker

Edited by Tom Church, Edited by Chris Miller, Edited by John Taylor


208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Hardcover, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF

Hardcover, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: December 2015

ISBN 9780817919047


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Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution Conference on Inequality in honor of Gary Becker, a group of distinguished contributors explore various measures of inequality in America and address the issue of whether or not it is increasing. In looking at this question and examining policy implications, the authors draw on research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. The authors suggest that the emphasis on inequality and redistribution, while not wrong, is nevertheless misplaced, for it may lead us to adopt policies that will disrupt the progress we have made while doing nothing to promote the kind of growth that is essential to national progress.

Author Biography

Tom Church is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Chris Miller is a research associate at the Hoover Institution. John B. Taylor is the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He chairs the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy.