Saturday, November 9, 2013
DuPont Ballroom F (Washington Marriott)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Globalization is often identified as an important factor that increases economic inequality. Using the KOF globalization index, the Standardized World Income Inequality database, and a new database from the University of Texas Inequality Project, the analysis of inequality and globalization is expanded to include different types of government regimes. Using a combination of pooled and fixed effect data analysis, several models demonstrate that while globalization does indeed increase inequality, states with policies that redistribute wealth can nullify globalization’s effect.