Cowell, Frank A. (Frank Alan)
Overview
Works:  303 works in 745 publications in 2 languages and 8,648 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Opponent, Honoree 
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by
Frank A Cowell
Thinking about inequality : personal judgment and income distributions by
Yoram Amiel(
)
29 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is inequality? In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the subject that has yielded a substantial body of formal tools and results for incomedistribution analysis. But does the standard axiomatic structure coincide with public perceptions of inequality? Or is the economist's concept of inequality a thing apart, perpetuated through serial brainwashing in the way the subject is studied and taught? Amiel and Cowell examine the evidence from a large international questionnaire experiment using student respondents. Along with basic 'cakesharing' issues, related questions involving social welfare rankings, the relationship between inequality and overall income growth and the meaning of poverty comparisons are considered."Jacket
29 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is inequality? In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the subject that has yielded a substantial body of formal tools and results for incomedistribution analysis. But does the standard axiomatic structure coincide with public perceptions of inequality? Or is the economist's concept of inequality a thing apart, perpetuated through serial brainwashing in the way the subject is studied and taught? Amiel and Cowell examine the evidence from a large international questionnaire experiment using student respondents. Along with basic 'cakesharing' issues, related questions involving social welfare rankings, the relationship between inequality and overall income growth and the meaning of poverty comparisons are considered."Jacket
Measuring inequality by
Frank A Cowell(
)
60 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do we mean by inequality comparisons? If the rich just get richer and the poor get poorer, the answer might seem easy. But what if the income distribution changes in a complicated way? Can we use mathematical or statistical techniques to simplify the comparison problem in a way that has economic meaning? What does it mean to measure inequality? Is it similar to National Income? Or a price index? Is it enough just to work out the Gini coefficient? Measuring Inequality tackles these questions and examines the underlying principles of inequality measurement and its relation to welfare economics, distributional analysis, and information theory. The book covers modern theoretical developments in inequality analysis, as well as showing how the way we think about inequality today has been shaped by classic contributions in economics and related disciplines. Formal results and detailed literature discussion are provided in two appendices. The principal points are illustrated in the main text, using examples from US and UK data, as well as other data sources, and associated web materials provide handson learning. Measuring Inequality is designed to appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academic economists. Its emphasis on practical application means that it will also be useful to policy analysts and advisors
60 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do we mean by inequality comparisons? If the rich just get richer and the poor get poorer, the answer might seem easy. But what if the income distribution changes in a complicated way? Can we use mathematical or statistical techniques to simplify the comparison problem in a way that has economic meaning? What does it mean to measure inequality? Is it similar to National Income? Or a price index? Is it enough just to work out the Gini coefficient? Measuring Inequality tackles these questions and examines the underlying principles of inequality measurement and its relation to welfare economics, distributional analysis, and information theory. The book covers modern theoretical developments in inequality analysis, as well as showing how the way we think about inequality today has been shaped by classic contributions in economics and related disciplines. Formal results and detailed literature discussion are provided in two appendices. The principal points are illustrated in the main text, using examples from US and UK data, as well as other data sources, and associated web materials provide handson learning. Measuring Inequality is designed to appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academic economists. Its emphasis on practical application means that it will also be useful to policy analysts and advisors
Inequality, welfare and income distribution : experimental approaches by
Frances Cowell(
)
21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers a range of topics in the field of income distribution and extends the approach to related issues such as mobility and attitudes to risk
21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers a range of topics in the field of income distribution and extends the approach to related issues such as mobility and attitudes to risk
Cheating the government : the economics of evasion by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic inequality and income distribution by
D. G Champernowne(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides an integrated approach to the topics of inequality and personal income distribution. It covers the practical and theoretical bases for inequality analysis, applications to realworld problems and the foundations of theoretical approaches to income distribution. It also analyses models of the distribution of labour earnings and of income from wealth. The longrun development of income and wealth distribution over many generations is also examined. Special attention is given to an assessment of the merits and weaknesses of standard economic models, to illustrating the implications of distributional mechanisms using real data and illustrative examples, and to providing graphical interpretation of formal arguments
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides an integrated approach to the topics of inequality and personal income distribution. It covers the practical and theoretical bases for inequality analysis, applications to realworld problems and the foundations of theoretical approaches to income distribution. It also analyses models of the distribution of labour earnings and of income from wealth. The longrun development of income and wealth distribution over many generations is also examined. Special attention is given to an assessment of the merits and weaknesses of standard economic models, to illustrating the implications of distributional mechanisms using real data and illustrative examples, and to providing graphical interpretation of formal arguments
Microeconomic principles by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
26 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Measuring inequality : techniques for the social sciences by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
9 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Microeconomics : principles and analysis by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
22 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Realworld problems and issues in the text and in featured Applications provide abundant concrete, living examples to show microeconomic theory in action. The text goes beyond basic theory to explain theories and applications from important contemporary fields of economics, including industrial organization, labor economics, international trade, public finance, transaction costs, adverse selection, limited information, contract theory, and resource economics. Game theory is applied in six chapters in the second half of the book
22 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Realworld problems and issues in the text and in featured Applications provide abundant concrete, living examples to show microeconomic theory in action. The text goes beyond basic theory to explain theories and applications from important contemporary fields of economics, including industrial organization, labor economics, international trade, public finance, transaction costs, adverse selection, limited information, contract theory, and resource economics. Game theory is applied in six chapters in the second half of the book
The economics of poverty and inequality(
Book
)
15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic inequality and income distribution by
D. G Champernowne(
Book
)
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panel data on incomes : a selection of the papers presented at a conference on the analysis of panel data on incomes, 24/25
June 1982 at the International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines by Conference on the Analysis of Panel Data on Incomes(
Book
)
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estimating welfare indices : household weights and sample design by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The techniques of simple random sampling are seldom appropriate in the empirical analysis of income distributions. Various types of weighting schemes are usually required either from the point of view of welfareeconomic considerations (the mapping of household/family distributions into individual distributions) or from the point of view of sample design. The different types of weights have different implications for the sampling distribution of estimators of welfare indices
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The techniques of simple random sampling are seldom appropriate in the empirical analysis of income distributions. Various types of weighting schemes are usually required either from the point of view of welfareeconomic considerations (the mapping of household/family distributions into individual distributions) or from the point of view of sample design. The different types of weights have different implications for the sampling distribution of estimators of welfare indices
The definition of lifetime income by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Income maintenance schemes under wagerate uncertainty by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Income tax incidence in an ageing population : an examination of the measurement of income redistribution by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The measurement of poverty : an experimental questionnaire investigation by
Yoram Amiel(
Book
)
6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engañar al Estado : un análisis económico de la evasión by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La evasión fiscal es una clase muy específica de delito económico, unido a los instrumentos de control fiscal que los gobiernos intentan utilizar para llevar a cabo su política económica
3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La evasión fiscal es una clase muy específica de delito económico, unido a los instrumentos de control fiscal que los gobiernos intentan utilizar para llevar a cabo su política económica
Income mobility : a robust approach by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the measurement of polarisation : a questionnaire study by
Yoram Amiel(
)
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting from the axiomatisation of polarisation contained in Esteban and Ray (1994)and Chakravarty and Majumdar (2001) we investigate whether people's perceptionsof income polarisation is consistent with the key axioms. This is carried out using aquestionnaireexperimental approach that combines both paper questionnaires and onlineinteractive techniques. The responses suggest that important axioms which serveto differentiate polarisation from inequality  e.g. increased bipolarisation  as well asother distinctive features of polarisation, i.e. the nonmonotonous behaviour attributedto polarisation, are not widely accepted
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting from the axiomatisation of polarisation contained in Esteban and Ray (1994)and Chakravarty and Majumdar (2001) we investigate whether people's perceptionsof income polarisation is consistent with the key axioms. This is carried out using aquestionnaireexperimental approach that combines both paper questionnaires and onlineinteractive techniques. The responses suggest that important axioms which serveto differentiate polarisation from inequality  e.g. increased bipolarisation  as well asother distinctive features of polarisation, i.e. the nonmonotonous behaviour attributedto polarisation, are not widely accepted
Thinking about inequality by
Frank A Cowell(
Book
)
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
more
fewer
Audience Level
0 

1  
General  Special 
Related Identities
 Amiel, Yoram Author Contributor
 Champernowne, D. G. (David Gawen) 19122000 Author
 Distributional Analysis Research Programme (SuntoryToyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines)
 VictoriaFeser, MariaPia Other
 Atkinson, A. B. (Anthony Barnes) 19442017 Author Editor
 Jenkins, Stephen P. Other Opponent Author
 SuntoryToyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines
 Distributional Analysis Research Programme (Toyota Centre)
 CostaFont, Joan 1974 Author
 Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Useful Links
Associated Subjects
Business Cost and standard of living Cost and standard of livingMathematical models Economic indicators Equality Great Britain Income Income distribution Income distributionEconometric models Income distributionMathematical models Income distributionMeasurement Income distributionResearch Income distributionStatistical methods Income maintenance programsMathematical models IncomeStatistical methods Income tax Index numbers (Economics) Informal sector (Economics) Macroeconomics Microeconomics Older peopleTaxation Panel analysis Polarization (Social sciences) Popular culture Poverty PovertyMathematical models PovertyResearch PovertyStatistical methods Proportional representation Public welfare Public welfareMathematical models Sampling (Statistics) Social classes Social mobility Tax evasion United States Wage differentials Welfare economics Welfare economicsMathematical models
Covers
Alternative Names
Cowell, F. A.
Cowell, F. A. 1969
Cowell, F. A. (Frank Alan)
Cowell, F. A. (Frank Alan), 1969
Cowell, Frank
Cowell, Frank 1949
Cowell, Frank 1969
Cowell, Frank A.
Cowell, Frank A. 1949
Cowell, Frank A. (Frank Alan)
Cowell, Frank Alan.
Cowell, Frank Alan 1969
Frank Cowell britischer Ökonom
Frank Cowell British economist
Frank Cowell Brits econoom
Frank Cowell brittisk ekonom
Frank Cowell economista britànic
Frank Cowell economista británico
Frank Cowell economista británicu
Frank Cowell économiste britannique
Frank Cowell ekonomist britanik
فرانك كويل (اقتصادى)
فرانك كويل عالم اقتصاد بريطاني
Languages