Interview: Thomas Piketty responds to criticisms from the Left

I think it would be a big mistake to oppose the objective of global progressive taxation of income and wealth with the objective of class struggle and political fight, for at least two reasons.First, making this tax reform possible would require a huge mobilization.All the big revolutions engendered a big tax reform...


External financial liberalization in developing countries: some adverse consequences
Boratav, Korkut (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 1993)
Liberalization of capital movements under a high inflation regime in a developing country would most likely lead to an uncontrolled growth of the external growth of the external debt. Adverse consequences on either the rate of investment or on the trade balance are likely to follow as well. These results are valid as long as developing countries face higher rates of inflation and larger margins between loan and deposit interest rates than those observed in capitalist metropoles. Under these conditions, exch...
Welfare effects of intergovernmental transfers: equity versus efficiency
Çevik, Zeynep Burcu; Parmaksız, Ömer Kağan; Department of Economics (2016)
Intergovernmental transfers, that are significant source of income for state and local governments, are needed to annihilate the fiscal imbalances. This dissertation aims to investigate the welfare effects of an intergovernmental transfer rules in fiscally decentralized economies. The particular linear redistribution rule used in this study takes into account two criteria: equity and efficiency. The model consists of citizens, symmetric local governments and a central government, which are in a strategic in...
Interest representation in local politic : the case of municipal councils
Ataman, Ş. Emek; Şengül, Hüseyin Tarık; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2004)
It is widely argued that in liberal democracies, demands and interests of different social groups are defended by their representatives in the decision making bodies. The municipal councils can be seen one such channel at the local level. The aim of this thesis is to explore the municipal councils with reference to their power, representation channels, and the weight of different groups in it. The profiles of the local councilors in reference to their education, ethnicity, sex, and class properties are inve...
Foreign money shocks and the welfare performance of alternative monetary policy regimes
Senay, Ozge; Sutherland, Alan (Wiley, 2007-01-01)
The welfare properties of monetary policy regimes for a country subject to foreign money shocks are examined in a two-country sticky-price model. Money targeting is found to be welfare superior to a fixed exchange rate when the expenditure switching effect of exchange rate changes is relatively weak, but a fixed rate is superior when the expenditure switching effect is strong. However, price targeting is superior to both these regimes for all values of the expenditure switching effect. A welfare-maximising ...
Debates on civil society: from centre-periphery to radical civil societarianism
Duruşan, Fırat; Ayata, Ayşe; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2008)
The radical democratic conception of civil society strives for theoretically constructing and politically defending civil society as a social sphere autonomous from both the economy and state. As a position taken against Marxist and liberal theories, radical civil societarianism views the cultural and normative structures of modern societies as independent from and prior to systemically conceived economic and political relations. These structures is purported to give way to spontaneous social solidarity cha...
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