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Income Inequality and Inflation in the EU

  • Eleftherios Thalassinos
  • Erginbay Ugurlu
  • Yusuf Muratoglu

The main aim of this research is to analyze the relationship between income inequality and inflation in 13 European countries for the period 2000 to 2009 using panel data methodology. The GINI coefficient has been used to measure the income inequality while the inflation rate, the growth rate, the employment level and the openness of the economies have been used as independent variables. The results support the hypothesis that inflation has a positive significant effect on income inequality.

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Volume (Year): XV (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 127-140

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