Income Inequality and Macroeconomic Volatility: an Empirical Investigation
Recently there has been a resurgence in the interest in the determinants of income inequality across countries. This paper adds to this literature by examining the role of one further explanatory variable: macroeconomic volatility. Using a cross-section developed and developing countries, we regress income inequality on volatility, defined as the standard deviation of the rate of output growth.
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