The Impact of Liberalisation and Globalisation on Income Inequality in Developing and Transitional Economies

38 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2003

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Giovanni Andrea Cornia

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Date Written: January 2003

Abstract

This paper reviews changes in global, between-country and within-country inequality over 1980-2000 against the background of the shifts that occurred in this area during the globalisation of 1870-1914. The paper finds that recent changes in global and between-country inequality are not marked and depend in part on the conventions adopted for their measurement. In contrast, within-country inequality appears to have risen clearly in two thirds of the 73 countries analyzed mainly because of the policy drive towards domestic deregulation and external liberalisation. The paper concludes by analysing the differences between the inequality changes observed during 1980-2000 and 1870-1914.

JEL Classification: D31, F02

Suggested Citation

Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, The Impact of Liberalisation and Globalisation on Income Inequality in Developing and Transitional Economies (January 2003). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 843. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=380347

Giovanni Andrea Cornia (Contact Author)

University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ( email )

Florence 50127
Italy

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