Poverty, Inequality and Development: Micro-Macro Perspectives and Linkages
de Janvry, Alain; Kanbur, Ravi
This collection of essays honors a remarkable man and his work. Erik Thorbecke has made significant contributions to the microeconomic and the macroeconomic analysis of poverty, inequality and development, ranging from theory to empirics and policy. The essays in this volume display the same range. As a collection they make the fundamental point that deep understanding of these phenomena requires both the micro and the macro perspectives together, utilizing the strengths of each but also the special insights that come when the two are linked together. After an overview section which contains this introductory chapter and a chapter examining the historical roots of Erik Thorbecke’s motivations, the essays in this volume are grouped into four parts, each part identifying a major strand of Erik’s work—Measurement of Poverty and Inequality, Micro Behavior and Market Failure, SAMs and CGEs, and Institutions and Development. The range of topics covered in the essays, written by leading authorities in their own areas, highlight the extraordinary depth and breadth of Erik Thorbecke’s influence in research and policy on poverty, inequality and development.
WP 2005-03 February 2005
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University