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The Relationship between Income Inequality, Poverty, and Globalization

  • Heshmati, Almas

This paper introduces two composite indices of globalization. The first is based on the Kearney/Foreign Policy magazine and the second is obtained from principal component analysis. They indicate the level of globalization and show how globalization has developed over time for different countries. The indices are composed of four components: economic integration, personal contact, technology and political engagement, each generated from a number of indicators. [Research Paper No. 2005/37]

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Date of creation: 2005
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