Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/160814
Authors: 
Bénabou, Roland Jean-Marc
Year of Publication: 
1996
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 142
Abstract: 
Using two unifying models and an empirical exercise, this paper presents and extends the main theories linking income distribution and growth, as well as the relevant empirical evidence. The first model integrates the political economy and imperfect capital markets theories while the second is a growth version of the prisoner's dilemma. The economy's growth rate is shown to fall with interest groups' rent-seeking abilities, as well as with the gap between rich and poor. It is not income inequality per se that matters, however, but inequality in the relative distribution of earning and political power.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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