Growth and Inequality: A Meta-Analysis
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2006-064/3
33 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006
Date Written: July 2006
In recent years there has been a growing interest in the impact of inequality on economic growth. Both theoretical and empirical approaches have produced ambiguous results on sign and size of this relationship. Although there is a considerable part of the literature that considers inequality detrimental to growth, more recent studies have challenged this result and found a positive effect of inequality on growth. This paper contributes to the debate by using meta-analytical techniques to describe variation in observed outcomes of the empirical studies and to identify sources of variation.
Keywords: growth, income distribution, inequality, meta-analysis
JEL Classification: O11, O15, C42, C52
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