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Globalisation and Inequality in a Dynamic Economy: An Axiomatic Analysis of Unequal Exchange

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  • VENEZIANI, Roberto
  • YOSHIHARA, Naoki
  • 吉原, 直毅

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An axiomatic analysis of the concept of unequal exchange (UE) between countries is developed in a dynamic general equilibrium model that generalises Roemer’s [22] economy with a global capital market. The class of UE definitions that satisfy three fundamental properties - including a correspondence between wealth, class and UE exploitation status - is completely characterised. It is shown that this class is nonempty and a definition of UE exploitation between countries is proposed, which is theoretically robust and firmly anchored to empirically observable data. The full class and UE exploitation structure of the international economy is derived in equilibrium.

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  • VENEZIANI, Roberto & YOSHIHARA, Naoki & 吉原, 直毅, 2017. "Globalisation and Inequality in a Dynamic Economy: An Axiomatic Analysis of Unequal Exchange," Discussion paper series HIAS-E-49, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University.
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    Exploitation; classes; unequal exchange; international economy;
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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian

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