Distributional Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries
69 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2007 Last revised: 10 Jul 2014
Date Written: February 2007
We discuss recent empirical research on how globalization has affected income inequality in developing countries. We begin with a discussion of conceptual issues regarding the measurement of globalization and inequality. Next, we present empirical evidence on the evolution of globalization and inequality in several developing countries during the 1980s and 1990s. We then examine the channels through which globalization may have affected inequality discussing theory and evidence in parellel. We conclude with directions for future research.
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