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Latin American growth-inequality trade-offs

Jeffrey G. Williamson

Latin American growth-inequality trade-offs

the impact of insurgence and independence

by Jeffrey G. Williamson

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJeffrey G. Williamson.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 15680, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 15680.
ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24112454M
LC Control Number2010655698

As global trade becomes more firmly based upon a legal framework, this potentially enhances the power of the developing countries: the weak need rules more than the strong. We have no references for this item. Raising the tide One reasonably firm conclusion is that it would be a big mistake to separate analyses of growth and income distribution. There is however little consensus on the appropriate method to correct for the endogeneity of union membership or the size of the union wage gap. Do Industrial Disputes Reduce Employment? In addition to this structural relocation, integration raises productivity job by job.

It is sometimes argued that it is precisely because the benefits of good policies, institutions, and infrastructure in such environments are so modest that they are not reformed. Thereafter economic growth has been overwhelmingly below the world average, including most years after In many cases these goals may initially seem like folly or wishful thinking and are often ignored or badly enforced, generating perverse incentives and other distortions. The outcome of increased integration into the world economy need not be due to changes in trade policy. Thus, many of the weak globalizers have high transport costs to world markets partly due to intrinsically poor location and partly due to bad infrastructure.

Because we are dealing with a single country we can make a more detailed case for which beliefs prevailed than studies using a cross-section and relying on one or two survey questions. We thank for their excellent work Polly Means, who did the graphics; Emily Khine and Audrey Kitson-Walters, who processed the report; Andrew Phillips, who edited it; and Heather Worley and Susan Graham, who were in charge of production. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. Figure 1. This would shift the political mechanism upwards, as the same level of inequality would induce more support for redistribution. Most plausibly, each view is right to some extent.


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Latin American growth-inequality trade-offs book

But it is not the only model of success. When there are short-run trade-offs between the effects of policies on growth and income distribution, the evidence we have does not in itself say what to do. Barros, Ricardo P. In the long-run, however, the process of dissipative inclusion should endogenously change the distribution of wealth and power, allowing for less inefficiencies and consequently more growth.

In some cases, the experience is like climbing a hill. We have examined six historical cases, including Colombia, Guatemala, and Nigeria. Developing countries want to keep some knowledge as a public good, while industrial countries prefer to turn it into a private good in order to reward innovation.

An increased skill premium can be a good thing because it encourages more investment in education. But transport costs are also heavily influenced by the quality of infrastructure as implied by the "Join the Club" view.

The recent global economic crisis, with its roots in U. For example, three-quarters of exporting plants in Morocco had exported from their first year of operation.

Personal Responsibility. Beyond the risk that inequality may amplify the potential for financial crisis, it may also bring political instability, which can discourage investment.

Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

This all suggests that inequality seems to matter in itself and is not just proxying for other factors. Some environmental issues, such as global warming, are intrinsically global. How does the extent of the dead weight losses involved in the increased redistribution of the past decades compare to the potential for improved investment allocation as redistribution compensates for ill-functioning asset markets?

But this impact becomes smaller as inequality increases, because there will be more rich people that lose out and oppose the redistribution, even after considering the gain in efficiency.

Private capital flows to developing countries--especially foreign direct investment FDI --have soared. The question arises as to whether labor market regulations play a role in limiting formal sector employment creation.

The same sentiments that led to the founding of the United Nations persuaded governments to cooperate to reduce the trade barriers they had previously erected. To borrow a marine analogy: a rising tide lifts all boats, and our analysis indicates that helping raise the smallest boats may help keep the tide rising for all craft, big and small.

Suppose that there is a choice of policy where either everyone consumes their own endowments, or all resources are pooled and everybody consumes the mean income. It is also affected by a host of other institutions and policies.

Changing Social Contracts: Beliefs and Dissipative Inclusion in Brazil

After all, some inequality is essential to the effective functioning of a market economy and the incentives needed for investment and growth Chaudhuri and Ravallion, We want the size of each of these increases to be readily comparable. Between the globalizing countries themselves there was convergence.

In only 25 percent of the exports of developing countries were manufactures; by this had risen to 80 percent figure 1. Specifically, they interact their openness measure with the initial level of development and find that the combination of openness and backwardness is associated with especially rapid development.

Applicants with overlapping skill sets in these areas are particularly encouraged ie-scholars Editor Note: candidates with IE background could be a good fit. In principle a given country can have different policies in any and all of the areas in this space.

Although there is room for many clusters, firms already have satisfactory locations in labor-abundant countries and so the latecomers have nothing to offer.

For example, immigration to the United States declined from 15 million during to 6 million between and It is precisely in this environment that large-scale aid can have a great impact on growth and poverty reduction.

Many of the marginalized countries, especially in Africa, are burdened with unsustainable debts. Two of the important issues that need to be faced are the investment climate and social protection for workers.May 02,  · In every political system, the rich tend to hold more power – but the relationship between politics, economics and inequality is complex.

To better understand these critical issues, we must look. Inequality and reform: Experiences in Bolivia and the Republic of South Korea Bolivia Among Latin American countries, Bolivia stands out as the one with the most unequal after-tax income inequalities, mainly as a result of unequal market-income distribution 5/5(1).

Bibliography on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality, and Human Rights. This bibliography has been prepared by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law as part of a larger project on the relationship between natural resource governance, inequality and.

Inthe ratio between the income of the top and bottom 20 percent of the world's population was three to one. Byit was eighty-six to one.

A study titled "Divided we Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sought to explain the causes for this rising inequality by investigating economic inequality in OECD. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library.

Open Library. Full text of "The Latin American Challenge: Social Cohesion And Democracy" See other formats. While most economists continue to hold that view, the recent rise in inequality has prompted a new look at its economic costs.

Inequality could impair growth if those with low incomes suffer poor.