Abstract:At a recent conference in Rio de Janeiro, the keynote speaker reflected back on economist A.B. Atkinson’s 1997 Presidential Address to Britain’s Royal Economic Society, titled “Bringing Income Distribution in from the Cold.” According to the speaker, income distribution — and in particular inequality — was not merely back in from the cold but had actually become a very “hot” issue in development discourse after years of relative neglect.

Keywords:Inequality, Caribbean, Poverty, Latin America
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Type/Issue:Policy In Focus/1

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