Branko Milanovic

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Principal Economist

1818 H. Street, N.W.

MSN3-311

Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/bmilanovic

University of Maryland

Visiting professor

College Park

College Park, MD 20742

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (55)

1.

Global Income Inequality: What it is and Why it Matters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3865
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Global Income Inequality by the Numbers: In History and Now --An Overview--

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6259
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 3,425 (6,564)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Services & Transfers to Poor, Equity and Development, Income

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The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know it

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Aug 2002
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 2,994 (8,075)
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globalization, inequality, world economic history

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Democracy and Income Inequality: An Empirical Analysis

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Branko Milanovic, Mark Gradstein and Yvonne Ying
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 1,552 (22,811)
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Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Budget Surveys

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 1,345 (28,175)
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Inequality, Foreign Investment, and Imperialism

Stone Center Working Paper, 2017
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Dec 2017
Thomas Hauner, Branko Milanovic and Suresh Naidu
CUNY - The Graduate Center, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Columbia University
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Imperialism, inequality, foreign investments

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Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6719
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 927 (48,027)
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Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Rural Poverty Reduction, Emerging Markets

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Globalization and Goals: Does Soccer Show the Way?

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Dec 2003
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 906 (49,573)
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Globalization, soccer, labor

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On the Threshold of the Third Globalization: Why Liberal Capitalism Might Fail?

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Mar 2001
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Globalization, inequality

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Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in Transition Economies

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Jan 2000
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Measuring Ancient Inequality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4412
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic, Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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Inequality, Rural Poverty Reduction, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Services & Transfers to Poor

Measuring Ancient Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w13550
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 31 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2022
Branko Milanovic, Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus
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The Modern World: The Effect of Democracy, Colonialism and War on Economic Growth 1820-2000

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 711 (68,609)
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Democracy, protectionism, war, colonialism, communism

Explaining the Increase in Inequality During the Transition

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Apr 1999
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Explaining the Increase in Inequality During the Transition

Posted: 29 Sep 1999
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Decomposing World Income Distribution: Does the World Have a Middle Class?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Jan 2001
Branko Milanovic and Shlomo Yitzhaki
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
Downloads 513 (102,304)
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Decomposing World Income Distribution: Does the World Have a Middle Class?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2562
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Governance Indicators, Rural Poverty Reduction, Services & Transfers to Poor

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Global Inequality: From Class to Location, from Proletarians to Migrants

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5820
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Income

Global Inequality Recalculated: The Effect of New 2005 PPP Estimates on Global Inequality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5061
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 481 (110,555)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Emerging Markets, Equity and Development, Economic Theory & Research

Global Inequality Recalculated: The Effect of New 2005 PPP Estimates on Global Inequality

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Aug 2009
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 139 (384,618)

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Global inequality, Purchasing power parity

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The Ricardian Vice: Why Sala-I-Martin's Calculations of World Income Inequality are Wrong

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jun 2003
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Income inequality, world inequality, globalization

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Does Liberte=Egalite? A Survey of the Empirical Evidence on the Links between Political Democracy and Income Inequality

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Apr 2000
Mark Gradstein and Branko Milanovic
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 595 (85,942)
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Is Inequality in Africa Really Different?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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La Distribución Global Del Ingreso. De La Caída Del Muro De Berlín a La Gran Recesión (Global Income Distribution from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession)

Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 17, No. 32, primer semestre de 2015
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Jul 2015
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 542 (96,646)
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distribución del ingreso, globalización, ingresos superiores

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Inequality is Bad for Growth of the Poor (But Not for that of the Rich)

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6963
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Roy van der Weide and Branko Milanovic
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 511 (103,917)
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Educational Sciences, Inequality, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Labor Markets

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Global Inequality and the Global Inequality Extraction Ratio: The Story of the Past Two Centuries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5044
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 505 (105,723)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Equity and Development, Services & Transfers to Poor, Access to Finance

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Explaining the Demand for Sovereignty

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5888
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nicholas Sambanis and Branko Milanovic
Department of Political Science, Yale University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Regional Economic Development, Population Policies, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Peace & Peacekeeping, Economic Theory & Research

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Why We All Do Care About Inequality (But are Loath to Admit it)

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Apr 2004
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 419 (131,456)

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inequality, poverty

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The Return Of"Patrimonial Capitalism": Review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6974
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 404 (137,071)
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Population Policies, Population Sciences, Social Analysis, National Governance, Population & Development, Governance Diagnostic Capacity Building, Quality of Life & Leisure, Development Patterns and Poverty, Equity and Development, Demographics, Government Policies, Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Forecasting, Macroeconomic Management, Pro-Poor Growth, Youth and Governance

Reform and Inequality During the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4780
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic and Lire Ersado
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Emerging Markets, Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Economic Theory & Research, Access to Finance

Reform and Inequality During the Transition: An Analysis using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Branko Milanovic and Lire Ersado
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 186 (299,809)
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Global inequaliy, Purchasing power parity

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Level of Income and Income Distribution in Mid-18th Century France, According to Francois Quesnay

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 10545
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Dec 2010
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 333 (169,622)
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Pre-Revolutionary France, Quesnay, Inequality, Social Tables

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An Even Higher Global Inequality than Previously Thought: A Note on Global Inequality Calculations Using the 2005 ICP Results

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jan 2008
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 311 (182,365)
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Global inequaliy, Purchasing power parity

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Do More Unequal Countries Redistribute More? Does the Median Voter Hypothesis Hold?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Jul 1999
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 300 (189,483)

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Poverty and the Economic Transition: How Do Changes in Economies of Scale Affect Poverty Rates for Different Households?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Apr 1999
Peter F. Lanjouw, Branko Milanovic and Stefano Paternostro
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Poverty Reduction Group (PRMPR)
Downloads 289 (197,035)

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Poverty, Transition Economies

Where in the World are You? Assessing the Importance of Circumstance and Effort in a World of Different Mean Country Incomes and (Almost) No Migration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 12321
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Jun 2007
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Global inequality, income distribution, migration

Where in the World are You? Assessing the Importance of Circumstance and Effort in a World of Different Mean Country Incomes and (Almost) No Migration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4493
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Economic Theory & Research, Income, Poverty Diagnostics

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Dividing the Spoils: Pensions, Privatization and Reform in Russia's Transition

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Feb 2000
Ethan B. Kapstein and Branko Milanovic
Independent and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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An Estimate of Average Income and Inequality in Byzantium Around Year 1000

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Jan 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Byzantium, Rome, income, inequality, agricultural societies

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The Inequality Possibility Frontier: Extensions and New Applications

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6449
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Inequality, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Services & Transfers to Poor, Economic Theory & Research, Gender and Law

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Half a World: Regional Inequality in Five Great Federations

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3699
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Jan 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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China, India, USA, Brazil, Indonesia, regional inequality, world inequality

Does Tariff Liberalization Increase Wage Inequality? Some Empirical Evidence

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 30 Apr 2005
Branko Milanovic and Lyn Squire
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Global Development Network
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tariffs, trade, liberalization, wages, inequality

Does Tariff Liberalization Increase Wage Inequality? Some Empirical Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w11046
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2022
Branko Milanovic and Lyn Squire
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Global Development Network
Downloads 30 (887,936)
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Global Income Inequality: What it is and Why it Matters?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Dec 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 213 (265,613)
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global inequality, redistribution

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Global Inequality and Global Inequality Extraction Ratio: The Story of the Last Two Centuries

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Aug 2009
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 201 (280,144)
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global inequality, history, inequality extraction ratio

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Inequality and Determinants of Earning in Malaysia, 1984-97

Asian Development Bank Working Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Apr 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 180 (309,253)
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Labor, inequality, education, Malaysia

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Unexpected Convergence: Disintegration of World Economy 1919-39, and Income Convergence Among Rich Countries

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Jan 2003
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Globalization, inequality, world, inter-war history

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Change in the Perception of the Poverty Line During the Times of Depression: Russia, 1993-96

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Jul 1999
Branko Milanovic and Branko Jovanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and CapAnalysis
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Does Liberte=Egalite? A Survey of the Empirical Links between Democracy and Inequality

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mark Gradstein and Branko Milanovic
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 145 (371,415)

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Relationship between Income and Emergence of Democracy Reexamined, 1820-2000: A Non-Parametric Approach

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 144 (373,442)
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Democracy, income, modernization

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Political Alternation as a Restraint on Investing in Influence: Evidence from the Post-Communist Transition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4747
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic, Karla Hoff and Shale Horowitz
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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National Governance, Governance Indicators, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Parliamentary Government, Emerging Markets

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Four Critiques of the Redistribution Hypothesis: An Assessment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5145
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 134 (395,066)
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Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Emerging Markets, Markets and Market Access

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Nations, Conglomerates, and Empires: The Tradeoff between Income and Sovereignty

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Income Level and Income Inequality in the Euro-Mediterranean Region: From the Principate to the Islamic Conquest

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 May 2013
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 128 (409,350)
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Roman Empire, inequality, regional gaps, Europe

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Income Convergence During the Disintegration of the World Economy, 1919-39

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Transfers and Social Assistance: An Empirical Analysis Using Latvian Household Survey Data

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Ethical Case and Economic Feasibility of Global Transfers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3775
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Apr 2007
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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global redistribution, global inequality

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Transition from Communism: Political Alternation as a Restraint on Investing in Influence

Posted: 09 Jul 2008
Branko Milanovic, Karla Hoff and Shale Horowitz
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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Governance, transition, political alternation

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Party Age and Party Color: New Results on the Political Economy of Redistribution and Inequality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7129
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Branko Milanovic
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Achieving Shared Growth, Pro-Poor Growth, Equity and Development, Business, Peace and Democracy, Development Patterns and Poverty

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Rules of Redistribution and Foreign Aid: A Proposal for Change in Rules Governing Eligibility for Foreign Aid

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Aug 2006
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 106 (470,792)
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Aid, redistribution, global income distribution

Qat Expenditures in Yemen and Djibouti: An Empirical Analysis

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Jan 2007
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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qat, Horn of Africa, consumption

Qat Expenditures in Yemen and Djibouti: An Empirical Analysis

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 661-687, 2008
Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Branko Milanovic
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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