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Globalization and Inequality

The Globalization of the World Economy series
Edited by Branko Milanovic, Lead Economist, World Bank Research Department, US and Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, US
This volume brings together the most significant modern contributions to the literature on globalization and inequality. The editor’s selection, set in context by an authoritative introduction, uses broad analyses and important case studies to illustrate the impact on levels of inequality of previous periods of globalization and of the current era of globalization. The collection further focuses on the issues of openness and inequality, and concludes with several benchmark papers that examine global levels of inequality. This timely book will be an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with this vital relationship, including teachers, doctoral students and researchers.
Extent: 648 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 84980 452 3
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This volume brings together the most significant modern contributions to the literature on globalization and inequality. The editor’s selection, set in context by an authoritative introduction, uses broad analyses and important case studies to illustrate the impact on levels of inequality of previous periods of globalization and of the current era of globalization. The collection further focuses on the issues of openness and inequality, and concludes with several benchmark papers that examine global levels of inequality. This timely book will be an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with this vital relationship, including teachers, doctoral students and researchers.
‘This outstanding book maps the debates about globalization and inequality: how globalization impacts national inequality and how an open global economy shapes inequality within and across the borders of states. Branko Milanovic’s collection will become the authoritative source on these complex issues.’
– David Held, Durham University, UK
22 articles, dating from 1997 to 2008
Contributors include: S. Anand, A.B. Atkinson, F. Bourguignon, A. Brandolini, S. Dowrick, R. Kanbur, P. Lindert, M. Ravallion, B. Sutcliffe, J.G. Williamson
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Branko Milanovic

PART I PAST GLOBALIZATION(S) AND INEQUALITY
1. François Bourguignon and Christian Morrisson (2002), ‘Inequality Among World Citizens: 1820–1992’
2. Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson (2003), ‘Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?’, and Lant Pritchett, ‘Comment’
3. Jeffrey G. Williamson (1997), ‘Globalization and Inequality, Past and Present’
4. Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez (2006), ‘The Evolution of Top Incomes: A Historical and International Perspective’

PART II NATIONAL INEQUALITIES IN THE CURRENT ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
5. Martin Ravallion (2003), ‘Inequality Convergence’
6. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Tony Addison and Sampsa Kiiski (2004), ‘Income Distribution Changes and Their Impact in the Post-Second World War Period’
7. Andrea Brandolini and Timothy M. Smeeding (2006), ‘Patterns of Economic Inequality in Western Democracies: Some Facts on Levels and Trends’
8. Sebastian Leitner and Mario Holzner (2008), ‘Economic Inequality in Central, East and Southeast Europe’
9. Leonardo Gasparini, Guillermo Cruces and Leopoldo Tornarolli (2011), ‘Recent Trends in Income Inequality in Latin America’
10. Angus Deaton and Jean Dreze (2002), ‘Poverty and Inequality in India: A Re-Examination’
11. Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang (2005), ‘Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: a Journey Through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness’

PART III OPENNESS AND INEQUALITY
12. Matthew Higgins and Jeffrey G. Williamson (2002), ‘Explaining Inequality the World Round: Cohort Size, Kuznets Curves, and Openness’
13. Antonio Spilimbergo, Juan Luis Londoño and Miguel Székely (1999), ‘Income Distribution, Factor Endowments, and Trade Openness’
14. Steve Dowrick and Jane Golley (2004), ‘Trade Openness and Growth: Who Benefits?’
15. Branko Milanovic (2005), ‘Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Budget Surveys’
16. Julien Gourdon, Nicolas Maystre and Jaime de Melo (2008), ‘Openness, Inequality and Poverty: Endowments Matter’

PART IV GLOBAL INEQUALITY
17. Branko Milanovic (2006), ‘Global Income Inequality: A Review’
18. Branko Milanovic (2002), ‘True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone’
19. Xavier Sala-i-Martin (2006), ‘The World Distribution of Income: Falling Poverty and …Convergence, Period’
20. Bob Sutcliffe (2004), ‘World Inequality and Globalization’
21. Anthony B. Atkinson and Andrea Brandolini (2010), ‘On Analyzing the World Distribution of Income’
22. Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal (2008), ‘What Do We Know about Global Income Inequality?’