Wealth Inequality, Asset Redistribution and Risk-Sharing Islamic Finance / / Tarik Akin, Abbas Mirakhor.

Wealth inequality has been not only rising at unsustainable pace but also dissociated from income inequality because of the fact that wealth is increasing without concomitant increase in savings and productive capital. Compelling evidence indicates that capital gains and other economic rents are mai...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter DG Plus DeG Package 2019 Part 1
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Place / Publishing House:München ;, Wien : : De Gruyter Oldenbourg, , [2019]
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Year of Publication:2019
Language:English
Series:De Gruyter Studies in Islamic Economics, Finance and Business , 1
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Physical Description:1 online resource (XIX, 195 p.)
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Other title:Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Figures --
List of Tables --
Abbreviations --
Preface --
1. Basics of Wealth Inequality --
2. Evolution of the Mindset in Inequality --
3. Wealth Residual and Wealth Inequality --
4. Risk-Sharing Asset-Based Redistribution --
5. Stock-Flow Consistent Modeling: A Primer --
6. The Model --
7. Summing-up and Final Thoughts --
Appendix 1: Household Portfolio Choice --
Appendix 2: Endogenous and Pre-Determined Variables --
Appendix 3: Parameter Values --
References --
Index
Summary:Wealth inequality has been not only rising at unsustainable pace but also dissociated from income inequality because of the fact that wealth is increasing without concomitant increase in savings and productive capital. Compelling evidence indicates that capital gains and other economic rents are mainly responsible for wealth inequality and its divergence from income inequality. The main argument of the book is that interest-based debt contracts are one of the drivers of wealth inequality through creating disproportional economic rents for the asset-rich. The book also introduces the idea of risk-sharing asset-based redistribution, which is a novel and viable policy proposal, as an effective redistribution tool to address the wealth inequality problem. Furthermore, a large-scale stock-flow consistent macroeconomic model, which is step by step constructed in the book, sheds light on the formation of wealth inequality in a debt-based economy and on the prospective benefits of implementing risk-sharing asset-based redistribution policy tools compared to traditional redistribution policy options. The research presented in this book is novel in many respects and first of its kind in the Islamic economics and finance literature.
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:9783110586664
9783110762464
9783110719567
9783110610765
9783110664232
9783110606065
9783110610130
ISSN:2567-2533 ;
DOI:10.1515/9783110586664
Access:restricted access
Hierarchical level:Monograph
Statement of Responsibility: Tarik Akin, Abbas Mirakhor.