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Joint determinations of inequality and growth

  • Huang, Ho-Chuan (River)
  • Lin, Yi-Chen
  • Yeh, Chih-Chuan

This paper jointly estimates the effect of inequality on growth and the impact of growth on inequality vis a simultaneous equations model. Results show that higher inequality is detrimental to growth whereas faster growth worsens the extent of income distribution.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 163-166

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