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Distributional Analysis in Economic Development, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Suman Seth/ Dr Gaston Yalonetzky
S.Seth@leeds.ac.uk g.yalonetsky@leeds.ac.uk
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Lecture 1: Why distributional analysis in economic development?

Main Readings

Sen, A. K., (1997). From income inequality to economic inequality. The southern economic journal., 64(2), pp.384-401.

Sen, A. K., (2001). Development as freedom. Oxford University Press.

Additional Readings

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P., (2015). Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Chapter 1] Available for free download at: http://multidimensionalpoverty.org/chapter1/

Chen, S. and Ravallion, M., (2010). The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty. The quarterly journal of economics., 125(4).

Milanovic, B., (2012). Global inequality recalculated and updated: the effect of new PPP estimates on global inequality and 2005 estimates. Journal of economic inequality, 10(1), pp.1-18.

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Lecture 2: Size of Income Distribution and Income Standards

Main Readings

Foster, J., S. Seth, M. Lokshin, Z. Sajaia (2013) A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality: theory and practice, World Bank Publications. Available for free download at this link.

Additional Readings

Shorrocks, A.F., 1983. Ranking income distributions. Economica., 50(197), pp.3-17.

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Lecture 3: Income Inequality Measurement and Analysis

Main Readings

Foster, J., S. Seth, M. Lokshin, Z. Sajaia (2013) A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality: theory and practice, World Bank Publications. Available for free download at this link.

Additional Readings

Atkinson, Anthony B. (1970). On the measurement of inequality. Journal of economic theory., 2, no. 3: 244-263.

Fields, G. (2002) Distribution and development : a new look at the developing world, MIT Press.

Jenkins, Stephen P., (1995). "Accounting for inequality trends: decomposition analyses for the UK, 1971-86." Economica., Vol. 62, 29-63.

Moyes, P., 1987. A new concept of Lorenz domination. Economics letters., 23(2), pp.203-207.

Sen, A. K. and J. E. Foster (1997) On economic inequality [electronic resource], Oxford University Press.

Shorrocks, A.F., 1983. Ranking income distributions. Economica., 50(197), pp.3-17.

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Lecture 4: Income Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Main Readings

Foster, J., S. Seth, M. Lokshin, Z. Sajaia (2013) A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality: theory and practice, World Bank Publications. Available for free download at this link.

Additional Readings

Atkinson, A. B., (1987). On the measurement of poverty. Econometrica., Vol. 55, pp.749-764.

Fields, G. (2002) Distribution and development : a new look at the developing world, MIT Press.

Foster, James, Joel Greer, and Erik Thorbecke (1984). "A class of decomposable poverty measures." Econometrica., Vol. 52, pp. 761-766.

Foster, J., Greer, J. and Thorbecke, E., (2010). The Foster–Greer–Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measures: 25 years later. Journal of economic inequality, 8(4), pp.491-524.

Foster, J.E. and Shorrocks, A.F., 1988. Poverty orderings. Econometrica., Vol. 50, pp.173-177.

Foster, J. E., and Shorrocks, A. F. (1991) ‘Subgroup Consistent Poverty Indices’ (with A. F. Shorrocks), Econometrica., Vol 59, pp. 687-710.

Ravallion, M., 1994. Poverty comparisons (Vol. 56). Taylor & Francis.

http://www.ophi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/ssRavallion-1992.pdf

Sen, A. K. and J. E. Foster (1997) On economic inequality [electronic resource], Oxford University Press.

Sen, A., 1976. Poverty: an ordinal approach to measurement. Econometrica., Vol. 44, pp.219-231.

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Lecture 5: Practical Issues

Main Readings

Foster, J., S. Seth, M. Lokshin, Z. Sajaia (2013) A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality: theory and practice, World Bank Publications. Available for free download at this link.

Foster, James E. "Absolute versus relative poverty." American economic review. 88, no. 2 (1998): 335-341.

Ravallion, Martin, and Shaohua Chen. "Weakly relative poverty." The review of economics and statistics. 93, no. 4 (2011): 1251-1261.

Additional Readings

Deaton, A. (2001) “Counting the world’s poor: Problems and possible solutions”, World Bank research observer., 16(2): 125-47.

Deaton, A. (2010) “Price indexes, inequality and the measurement of world poverty”, American economic review., 100(1): 5-34.

Deaton, A. and V. Kozel (2005) “Data and dogma: The great Indian poverty debate”, World Bank research observer., 20(2): 177-99.

Foster, J.E. and Székely, M., 2008. Is economic growth good for the poor? Tracking low incomes using general means. International Economic Review., 49(4), pp.1143-1172.

Ravallion, M. and S. Chen (2003) “Measuring pro-poor growth”, Economic Letters, 78: 93-99. - Available online: http://econpapers.repec.org/article/eeeecolet/v_3a78_3ay_3a2003_3ai_3a1_3ap_3a93-99.htm

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Lecture 6: Measurement of Development Involving Multiple Dimensions

Main Readings

Aaberge, R. and A. Brandolini (2015) “Multidimensional poverty and inequality”, chapter 3 in Atkinson, A., and F. Bourguignon (editors, 2014) Handbook of income distribution 2A-2B, North-Holland: 141-216. - Available online: https://www.ssb.no/en/forskning/discussion-papers/_attachment/210834?_ts=14a2f24d270

Alkire, S. (2016) “Why multidimensional poverty measures?”, video: http://www.ophi.org.uk/why-multidimensional-poverty-measures-2/

Decancq, K. and M. Lugo (2013), “Weights in multidimensional indices of wellbeing: An overview”, Econometric reviews., 32(1): 7-34.

Seth, S. and A. Villar (2016) “The measurement of human development and poverty”, chapter in D’Ambrosio (editor) Handbook of Research on Economic and Wellbeing, Elgar. (Also available as a working paper online) - Available online: https://ideas.repec.org/p/pab/wpaper/14.10.html

Additional Readings

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alkire, S. and J. Foster (2011) “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement”, Journal of public economics., 95(7-8): 476-87.

Alkire, S. and M. Santos (2014) “Measuring acute poverty in the developing world: robustness and scope of the multidimensional poverty index”, World development., 59: 251-74.

Seth, S. and A. Villar (2016) “Human development, inequality and poverty: empirical findings”, chapter in D’Ambrosio (editor) Handbook of Research on Economic and Wellbeing, Elgar. (Also available as a working paper online) - Available online: https://ideas.repec.org/p/pab/wpaper/14.11.html

Chakravarty, S., and C. D’Ambrosio (2006) “The measurement of social exclusion”, The review of income and wealth., 52(3): 377-98.

Silber, J. and G. Yalonetzky (2013) “Measuring multidimensional deprivation with dichotomized and ordinal variables” chapter 2 in Betti, G. and A. Lemmi (editors) Poverty and social exclusion : new methods of analysis., Routledge.

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Lecture 7: Distributional Analysis and Measurement with Ordinal Variables

Main Readings

Abul Naga, R. and T. Yalcin (2008) “Inequality measurement for ordered response health data”, Journal of health economics., 27(6): 1614-25.

Allison, R. and J. Foster (2004) “Measuring health inequality using qualitative data”, Journal of health economics., 23(3): 505-24.

Apouey, B. (2007) “Measuring health polarization with self-assessed health data”, Health economics., 16(9): 875-94.

Additional Readings

Kobus, M. and P. Milos (2012) “Inequality decomposition by population subgroups for ordinal data”, Journal of health economics., 31: 15-21.

Yalonetzky, G. (2012) “Poverty measurement with ordinal variables: a generalization of a recent contribution”, ECINEQ WP 2012-246. - Available online: http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/inqinqwps/ecineq2012-246.htm

Yalonetzky, G. (2013) “Stochastic dominance with ordinal variables: conditions and a test”, Econometric reviews., 32(1): 126-63.

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Lecture 8: Objective vs. Subjective Well-Being

Main Readings

Charlwood, A, Spencer, D & Brown, A (2012), 'Not all that it might seem: why job satisfaction is worth studying despite it being a poor summary measure of job quality' Work, employment and society., vol 26, no. 6, pp. 1007-1018., 10.1177/0950017012461837

*Di Tella, R. and R. Mac Culloch (2006) “Some uses of happiness data in economics”, The journal of economic perspectives., 20(1): 25-46.

Frey, B. and J. Gallus (2012) “Happiness policy and economic development”, International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1(1): 102-11. - Available online: https://www.bsfrey.ch/articles/C_547_2012.pdf

Frey, B. and Stutzer (2012) “The use of happiness research for public policy”, Social choice and welfare., 38(4): 659-74.

Graham, C. (2005) “Insights on development from the economics of happiness”, World Bank research observer., 20(2): 201-31.

Graham, C. (2009) Happiness around the world [electronic resource] : the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires, Oxford University Press.

Graham, C. (2010) “Adaptation amidst prosperity and adversity: insights from happiness studies from around the world”, World Bank research observer., 26(1): 105-37.

Stevenson, B. and J. Wolfers (2008) “Economic growth and subjective well-being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox”, Brooking Papers on Economic Activity, Spring: 1-102. - Available online: http://www.nber.org/papers/w14282

Veenhoeven, R. 2004 “Happiness as an aim in public policy”, in Linley, S. and S. Joseph (editors) Positive psychology in practice, Wiley

Additional Readings

More from Clark, Brown-Spencer, Frey, Graham, Wolfers, Layard?

Abdallah, S., Michaelson, J., Shah, S., Stoll, L. and N. Marks (2012) The Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report, New Economics Foundation. - Available online: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5735c421e321402778ee0ce9/t/578de9dd29687f525e004f1d/1468918241593/2012+Happy+Planet+Index+report.pdf

Clark,A., Diener, E., Georgellis, Y. and R. Lucas (2008) “Lags and leads in life satisfaction: A test of the baseline hypothesis”, Economic journal., 118: 222-43.

Clark, A. , D’Ambrosio, C. , and S. Ghislandi (2015), Poverty Profiles and Well-Being: Panel Evidence from Germany, in Thesia I. Garner , Kathleen S. Short (ed.) Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility (Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 23) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.1 – 22 - Available online: http://www.ecineq.org/ecineq_bari13/FILESxBari13/CR2/p52.pdf

Deaton, A. (2012) “The financial crisis and the well-being of Americans”, Oxford Economic Papers., 64: 1-26.

Helliwell,J. Layard, R. and J. Sachs (2012) World Happiness Report. - Available online: http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/04/World_Happiness_Report_2012.pdf

Huffington, A. (2013) “Why I’m unhappy with happiness surveys”, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/happiness-surveys_b_3728768.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Layard, R. (2011) Happiness: Lessons from a new science, Penguin, 2nd Revised Edition.

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Lecture 9: Inequality of Opportunity

Main Readings

Rommer, J. and A. Trannoy (2015) “Equality of Opportunity”, chapter 4 in Atkinson, A., and F. Bourguignon (editors, 2014) Handbook of income distribution 2A-2B, North-Holland: 217-300. - Available online: https://milescorak.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/roemer-trannoy-equality-of-opportunity-theory-and-measurement-journal-of-economic-literature-forthcoming.pdf

Rommer, J. and A. Trannoy (2016) “Equality of Opportunity”, The journal of economic literature., 54(4): 1288-1332.

Additional Readings

Ferreira, F. and J. Gignoux (2011) “The measurement of inequality of opportunity: theory and an application to Latin America”, The review of income and wealth., 57(4): 622-57.

Checchi, D. and V, Peragine (2010) “Inequality of opportunity in Italy”, Journal of economic inequality, 8(4): 429-50.

Jusot, F., S. Tubeuf and A. Trannoy (2013) “Circumstances and efforts: How important is their correlation for the measurement of inequality of opportunity in health?”, Health economics., 22(12): 1470-95.

Paes de Barros, R., F. Ferreira, J. Molinas, and J. Saavedra (2009) Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank. - Available online: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/LACEXT/Resources/258553-1222276310889/Book_HOI.pdf

Roemer, J. (1998) Equality of opportunity, Harvard University Press.

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Lecture 9: Social Mobility and Social Polarisation

Main Readings

Bjorklund, A. and M. Jantti (2011) “Intergenerational income mobility and the role of family background”, chapter 10 in Salvedra et al. (editors), The Oxford handbook of economic inequality, 491-521.

Erkison, R. and J. Goldthorpe (2002) “Intergenerational inequality: a sociological perspective”, The journal of economic perspectives., 16(3): 31-44.

Grawe, N. and C. Mulligan (2002) “Economic interpretation of intergenerational correlations”, The journal of economic perspectives., 16(3): 45-58.

Duclos, J-Y. and A-M. Taptue (2015) “Polarization”, chapter 5 in Atkinson, A., and F. Bourguignon (editors, 2014) Handbook of income distribution 2A-2B, North-Holland: 301-358.

Additional Readings

Bowles, S. and H. Gintis (2002) “The inheritance of inequality”, The journal of economic perspectives., 16(3): 3-30.

Corak, M. (2013) “Income inequality, equality of opportunity, and intergenerational mobility”, The journal of economic perspectives., 27(3): 79-102.

Isaacs, J., I. Sawhill and R. Haskins (2008) Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America, Brookings Institution. - Available online: https://www.brookings.edu/research/getting-ahead-or-losing-ground-economic-mobility-in-america/

Jantti, M. and S. Jenkins (2015) “Income mobility”, chapter 10 in Atkinson, A., and F. Bourguignon (editors, 2014) Handbook of income distribution 2A-2B, North-Holland: 301-358.

Solon, G. (2002) “Cross-country differences in intergenerational earnings mobility”, The journal of economic perspectives., 16(3): 59-66.

Yalonetzky, G. (2014) “Relative bipolarization Lorenz curve”, Economics Bulletin, 34(2): 1103-13.

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Additional Text Books

Atkinson, A., and F. Bourguignon (editors, 2015) Handbook of income distribution 2A-2B, North-Holland.

Chakravarty, S. (2009) Inequality, polarization and poverty : advances in distributional analysis, Springer.

Chakravarty, S. (2016) Inequality, polarization and conflict : an analytical study, Springer.

Fleurbaey, M. (2008) Fairness, responsibility, and welfare [electronic resource], Oxford University Press.

Salvedra, W., B. Nolan and T. Smeeding (editors, 2011) The Oxford handbook of economic inequality, Oxford University Press.

This list was last updated on 20/01/2017