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Growth and Inequality: A Meta-Analysis

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  • Laura de Dominicis

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Universita' degli di Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

  • Henri L.F. de Groot

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Raymond J.G.M. Florax

    ()
    (Purdue University, and Vrije Universiteit)

Abstract

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.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 06-064/3.

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Date of creation: 27 Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20060064

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Keywords: growth; income distribution; inequality; meta-analysis;

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  1. Andres Kuusk & Tiiu Paas, 2010. "Contagion Of Financial Crises With Special Emphasis On Cee Economies: A Metaanalysis," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 66, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
  2. Strieborny Martin, 2010. "Inequality and Growth: The Role of Beliefs and Culture," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 10.15, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
  3. João Sousa Andrade & Adelaide Duarte & Marta Simões, 2011. "Inequality and Growth in Portugal: a time series analysis," GEMF Working Papers 2011-11, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
  4. Adelaide Duarte & Marta Simões, 2010. "Regional growth in Portugal: assessing the contribution of earnings and education inequality," GEMF Working Papers 2010-11, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
  5. Adelaide P. S. Duarte & Marta C. N. Simões, 2011. "Inequality and Growth relevant Links for the Portuguese Economy," Book Chapters, Institute of Economic Sciences.
  6. João Gabriel Fidalgo & Marta Simões & Adelaide Duarte, 2010. "Mind the Gap: Education Inequality at the Regional Level in Portugal, 1986-2005," Notas Económicas, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, issue 32, pages 22-43, December.
  7. Ricardo Fort, 2007. "Land inequality and economic growth: a dynamic panel data approach," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 37(2-3), pages 159-165, 09.
  8. Aynur Alptekin & Paul Levine, 2009. "Military Expenditure and Economic Growth Literature: A Meta-Analysis," School of Economics Discussion Papers 0209, School of Economics, University of Surrey.

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