Chilosi, Alberto (2008): Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective.
Download (493kB) | Preview
Seen in historical perspective the main economic issues of the present world (such as poverty, inequality, backwardness) appear in a somewhat different light than in many current discussions. The achievements of the modern age, and in particular of the post- World War II period, are considered in the perspective of economic and demographic history, and in their relations with the contemporary systems of production and of international relations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective|
|Keywords:||poverty, population, development, distribution, inequality, international relations, globalization|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
P - Economic Systems > P0 - General
N - Economic History > N0 - General
|Depositing User:||Alberto Chilosi|
|Date Deposited:||22. Sep 2009 10:26|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 00:01|
Angell, Norman, The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National Advantage. London: William Heinemann, 1913 (reprint in April 1913 of the September 1912 edition). A selection from the author's synopsis and concluding chapter can be downloaded at World War I Document Archive, http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
Asimov, Isaac, Foundation and Earth. London, Grafton Books, 1986
Bhagwati, Jagdish, In Defense of Globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004
Boeri, Tito, Gordon Hanson and Barry McCormick, Immigration Policy and the Welfare System. Oxford: Oxford Un. Press, 2002
Boone, Peter D., “Politics and the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid”. NBER Working Paper Series, working paper 5308, October 1995.
Boserup, Ester, The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure. London, G. Allen and Unwin, 1965
Bourguignon, Francois, and Christian Morrisson, “Inequality Among World Citizens: 1820-1992”. American Economic Review, vol. 92, n.4 (September 2002), pp. 727-744
Briggs, Asa, “Technology and Economic Development”, in Briggs, Asa et alii (1963)
Briggs, Asa et al., Technology and Economic Development: A Scientific American Book. Penguin: Harmondsworth, 1963
Caldwell, John C. and Bruce K. Caldwell, “Pretransitional Population Control and Equilibrium”. Population Studies, Vol. 57, n. 2, 2003, pp. 199-21
Caldwell, John C. and Thomas Schindlmayr, “Historical Population Estimates: Unraveling the Consensus”. Population and Development Review, Vol. 28, n. 2. (Jun., 2002), pp. 183-204
Chen, Shaohua and Martin Ravaillon, “How Have the World's Poorest Fared Since the Early 1980s?", Word Bank Research Observer, vol. 19, n° 2 (Fall 2004), accessed at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/Introduction.jsp
Chen, Shaohua and Martin Ravaillon, “Absolute Poverty Measures for the Developing World, 1981-2004”, World Bank, 2007, accessed at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/Introduction.jsp
Chilosi, Alberto, “On the Economics and Politics of Unrestricted Immigration”, Political Quarterly, n. 4, vol. 73, 2002, pp. 431-436
Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 CIA, World Factbook, 2007, available at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/download/download-2007/index.html
Cipolla, Carlo, The Economic History of World Population. 6-th ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1974 
Clark, Gregory, A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. Princeton: Princeton Un. Press, 2007
Collier Paul, “Poverty reduction in Africa”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 23 October 2007a, vol. 104, n. 43, pp. 16763–16768
Collier Paul, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007b
Collins, Robert O. and James M. Burns, A History of Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge Un. Press, 2007
Cornia, Giovanni Andrea (ed.), Inequality, Growth, and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization. Oxford: Oxford Un. Press, 2004
Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, “Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-Second World War Period”, in Cornia (ed.), 2004, pp. 26-54.
Cuffaro, Nadia, Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries. London: Routledge, 2001.
Dhalla, Surjit S., Imagine There’s No Country: Poverty, Inequality and Growth in the Era of Globalisation. Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, 2002.
Davies, James, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks and Edward Wolff, “The World Distribution of Household Wealth”, 5/12/2006a, http://www.weourselves.org/reports/wider-wdhw-report-5-12-2006.pdf
Davies, James, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks and Edward Wolff, “World Distribution of Household Wealth”, power point presentation, London, 5/12/2006b http://www.wider.unu.edu/research/2006-2007/2006-2007-1/wider-wdhw-launch-5-12-2006/wider-wdhw-powerpoint-presentation.pdf
Demsetz Harold, ‘Information and Efficiency---Another Viewpoint’, Journal of Law and Economics, 12, (1969), pp. 1--22, reprinted in H. Demsetz, The Organization of Economic Activity, Blackwell, Oxford, 1988, volume 2.
Diamond, Jared, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”. Discover Magazine, May 1987, pp. 64-66
Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs And Steel : A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years. London: Jonathan Cape, 1997
Djankov, Simeon, García Montalvo, José and Reynal-Querol, Marta, “The Curse of Aid”, March 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=893558
Dollar, David and Aart Kray , “Trade, Growth, and Poverty”. The Economic Journal, vol. 114 (493), 2004, pp. F22-F49
Easterly, William, The White Man’s Burden. Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done so Much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Penguin Books, 2006 (Penguin paperback edition 2007).
Easterly, William, “An Ivory Tower Analysis of Real World Poverty”, The Lancet, Vol. 370 No. 9597 pp 1475-1476 (available from www.thelancet.com)
Easterly, William, “Author’s response to JD Sachs review of my book”, n.d., http://www.nyu.edu/fas/institute/dri/Easterly/File/Easterly_response_to_Jeffrey_Sachs_the_Lancet.pdf
Eloranta, Jari. "Military Spending Patterns in History". EH.Net Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Whaples, September 27, 2005. URL http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/eloranta.military
Ember, Carol R., “Myths about Hunter-Gatherers”. Ethnology, Vol. 17, n. 4. (Oct., 1978), pp. 439-448
Federico, Giovanni, "Review of Ester Boserup, The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure." EH.Net Economic History Services, Apr 16 2001.URL: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/federico
Federico, Giovanni, “The World Economy 0–2000 AD: A Review Article”. European Review of Economic History, 6 (2002), pp. 111–120
Federico, Giovanni, Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000. Princeton: Princeton Un. Press, 2005
Friedman, David, “Laissez-Faire in Population: the Least Bad Solution”. An Occasional Paper of the Population Council., 1972. Available at http://daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Laissez-Faire_In_Popn/L_F_in_Population.html
Giddens, Anthony, and Christopher Pierson, Conversations with Anthony Giddens: Making Sense of Modernity. Stanford: Stanford Un. Press, 1998
Haub, Carl, "How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?" Population Today, February, 1995.
Hellie, Richard, “Slavery”; Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History, 2007, accessed at http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-9109538
Hujo, Katja and Nicola Piper, “South–South Migration: Challenges for Development and Social Policy”. Development, 2007, 50(4), pp. 19–25
Huxley, Julian, Essays of a Humanist. London: Chatto & Windus, 1964
IMF, World Economic Outlook: Globalization and Inequality. IMF, October 2007a
IMF, Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. IMF, October 2007b
Kenny, Charles, “Were People in the Past Poor and Miserable?”. KYKLOS, Vol. 59, 2006, n. 2, pp. 275–306
Knack, Stephen, “Aid Dependence and the Quality of Governance: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis”,November 1999. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2396, November 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=630769 (revised 2005).
Kremer, Michael, “Population Growth and Technological Change: One Million B.C. To 1990”. Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1993, pp. 681-716
Maddison, Angus, The World Economy. Paris: OECD, 2006
Marx, Karl, “Critique of the Gotha Programme”. Translation of the original German text in 1875. Available at: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/
McEvedy, Colin and Richard Jones, Atlas of World Population History. New York: Penguin, 1978
Milanovic, Branko, “Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Budget Surveys”. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2876, August 2002
Milanovic, Branko, “The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know It”. World Development Vol. 31, 2003, n. 4, pp. 667–683
Milanovic, Branko, "An Estimate of Average Income and Inequality in Byzantium Around Year 1000", December 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=647764
Milanovic, Branko, “The Modern World: The effect of democracy, colonialism and war on economic growth 1820-2000”, August 2005, Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=812144
Milanovic, Branko, “Global Income Inequality: What It Is And Why It Matters?”, DESA Working Paper n. 26, August 2006, at http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2006/wp26_2006.pdf
Milanovic, Branko, “Rules of Redistribution and Foreign Aid: A Proposal for a Change in the Rules governing Eligibility for Foreign Aid”. October 2007, at http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTDECINEQ/Resources/Rules.pdf
Milanovic, Branko, “Ethical case and economic feasibility of global transfers”. November 2007, at http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTDECINEQ/Resources/Ethical.pdf
Milanovic, Branko, "An Even Higher Global Inequality than Previously Thought: A Note on Global Inequality Calculations Using the 2005 ICP Results" (December 28, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1081970
Milanovic, Branko, “Where In The World Are You? Assessing The Importance Of Circumstance And Effort In A World of Different Mean Country Incomes and (Almost) no Migration”. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4493, January 2008
Milanovic, Branko, Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson, “Measuring Ancient Inequality”. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4412, November 2007.
Nel, Philip, “The Return of Inequality”, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp 689 – 706, 2006, available at: http://www.ecineq.org/milano/WP/ECINEQ2006-44.pdf
Norberg, Johan, In Defense of Global Capitalism. Washington: Cato Institute, 2003.
Peng Xizhe, "Demographic Consequences of the Great Leap Forward in China's Provinces," Population and Development Review 13, n. 4 (1987), 639-70
Petri,.Elio, The 10th Victim (original Italian title: La Decima Vittima), 1965 movie (based on Robert Sheckley’s 1953 short story “The Seventh Victim”)
PRB (Population Reference Bureau), World Population Data Sheet 2007; at http://www.prb.org/pdf07/07WPDS_Eng.pdf
Ravallion, Martin, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula, “New Evidence on the Urbanization of Global Poverty”. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4199, April 2007
Sachs, Jeffrey, Review of Easterly (2006). Lancet, vol 367 April 22, 2006, pp. 1309-1310
Stiglitz, Joseph E., Making Globalization Work. London: Penguin Books, 2007 
United Nations, “Annex II - Methods of Aggregation” Handbook of the International Comparison Programme. New York: ONU, 1992, accessed at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/icp/ipc7_htm.htm
United Nations, “The World at Six Billion”, 1999, at http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/sixbillion/sixbillion.htm.
United Nations, “World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision Population Database”, 2006, http://esa.un.org/unpp/p2k0data.asp
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Human Development Report 2007-2008. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2007. Downloadable at http://hdr.undp.org/en/
US Census Bureau, “Historical Estimates of World Population”, 13 July 2007a, at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/worldhis.html
US Census Bureau, “World Population Information”, 18 July 2007b, at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpopinfo.html
WHO (World Health Organization), World Health Statistics, 2007. downloaded at http://www.who.int/entity/whosis/whostat2007.pdf
WHO, National Burden of Disease Studies: A Practical Guide. Geneva; WHO, 2001
World Bank,World Development Indicators, 2005
World Bank, Global Monitoring Report, 2007
Yao, Shujie, “A Note on the Causal Factors of China’s Famine in 1959–1961”, The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, n. 6, Part 1. (Dec., 1999), pp. 1365-1369
Zolo, Danilo, Globalisation : An Overview. Colchester : ECPR press, 2007
Available Versions of this Item
POVERTY, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. (deposited 17. Feb 2008 16:21)
POVERTY, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. (deposited 13. Jul 2008 23:55)
POVERTY, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. (deposited 21. Aug 2008 01:18)
Poverty, Population, Development, and Transition in Historical Perspective. (deposited 28. Sep 2008 00:22)
Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective. (deposited 08. Mar 2009 14:43)
Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective. (deposited 30. Jun 2009 08:53)
- Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective. (deposited 22. Sep 2009 10:26) [Currently Displayed]
- Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective. (deposited 30. Jun 2009 08:53)
- Poverty, population, inequality, and development in historical perspective. (deposited 08. Mar 2009 14:43)
- Poverty, Population, Development, and Transition in Historical Perspective. (deposited 28. Sep 2008 00:22)
- POVERTY, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. (deposited 21. Aug 2008 01:18)
- POVERTY, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. (deposited 13. Jul 2008 23:55)