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Income Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from the American Data

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  • Ugo Panizza

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Cross-country studies have found a negative relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The main problem with the cross-country analyses is the poor quality of the data on income distribution. This paper tests the robustness of the cross-country results to the use of a more accurate cross- state data-set.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 6877.

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Keywords: Fiscal Policy; education; fertility; income distribution; regional data; american data; income inequality; WP-404;

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  1. Pede, Valerien O. & Sparks, Adam H. & McKinley, Justin D., 2012. "Regional Income Inequality and Economic Growth: A Spatial Econometrics Analysis for Provinces in the Philippines," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124402, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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  4. Furquim, Lilian & Garcia, Fernando, 2001. "Inequality and Economic Growth in Latin," Textos para discussão 104, Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).

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