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Inequality and institutions in 20th century America

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We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since 1980 with those in earlier postwar years. We argue that the income distribution in each period was strongly shaped by a set of economic institutions. The early postwar years were dominated by unions, a negotiating framework set in the Treaty of Detroit, progressive taxes, and a high minimum wage - all parts of a general government effort to broadly distribute the gains from growth. More recent years have been characterized by reversals in all these dimensions in an institutional pattern known as the Washington Consensus. Other explanations for income disparities including skill-biased technical change and international trade are seen as factors operating within this broader institutional story. Keywords: Income inequality, Institutions, Treaty of Detroit, Washington Consensus. JEL Classifications: J31, J53, N32.

Other titlesInequalities and institutions in twentieth century America
StatementFrank Levy [and] Peter Temin
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 07-17, Revised., Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 07-17.
ContributionsTemin, Peter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
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Open LibraryOL24642954M
OCLC/WorldCa166886151

Inequality and Institutions in 20th Century America Frank Levy, Peter Temin. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in May NBER Program(s):Program on the Development of the American Economy, Labor Studies Program, Political Economy Program We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since with those in earlier postwar.

Inequality and Institutions in 20th Century America Frank Levy and Peter Temin NBER Working Paper No. May JEL No. J31,J53,N32 ABSTRACT We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting.

May 07,  · Inequality and Institutions in 20th Century America. Income inequality, Institutions, Treaty of Detroit, Washington Consensus. Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation. Levy, Frank S. and Temin, Peter, Inequality and Institutions in 20th Century America (June 27, ). MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No.

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We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since with those in earlier postwar years. We argue that the income distribution in each period was strongly shaped by a set of economic institutions.

The early postwar years were dominated by unions, a negotiating framework set in the Treaty of Detroit, progressive. Inequality and Institutions in 20th Century America Frank Levy and Peter Temin1 MIT ABSTRACT We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since with those in earlier postwar years.

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