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Income Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from the American Data

  • Ugo Panizza

Cross-country studies have found a negative relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The main problem with the cross-country analyses is the poor quality of the data on income distribution. This paper tests the robustness of the cross-country results to the use of a more accurate cross- state data-set.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4178.

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Date of creation: Aug 1999
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