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The impact of financial development on income inequality: a quantile regression approach

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  • Yener Altunbaş

    () (Bangor University)

  • John Thornton

    () (Office of Technical Assistance, US Department of the Treasury
    Bangor University)

Abstract

In a panel of 121 countries, financial development increases income inequality in high- and lower- income countries across inequality quantiles but promotes greater inequality in upper-middle-income countries. Financial development appears to impact financial inclusion for the poor and rich differently as a country’s income level changes.

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  • Yener Altunbaş & John Thornton, 2019. "The impact of financial development on income inequality: a quantile regression approach," Working Papers 19002, Bangor Business School, Prifysgol Bangor University (Cymru / Wales).
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    Keywords

    Income inequality; Financial development; Quantile regression;
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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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