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  • Martin Ravallion, Nancy Birdsall, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Bill Easterly, Gary Fields, Paul Isenman +4 others
  • 2000
The available evidence suggests that the poor in developing countries typically do share in the gains from rising aggregate affluence, and in the losses from aggregate contraction. But there are large differences between countries in how much poor people share in growth, and there are diverse impacts amongst the poor in a given country. Crosscountry(More)
  • Angus Deaton, Olivier Dupriez, Alan Heston, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Erwin Diewert, Yuri Dikhanov +11 others
  • 2010
I discuss the measurement of world poverty and inequality, with particular attention to the role of PPP price indexes from the International Comparison Project. Global inequality increased with the latest revision of the ICP, and this reduced the global poverty line relative to the US dollar. The recent large increase of nearly half a billion globally poor(More)
There is currently much debate about the effectiveness of foreign aid and about what kind of projects can engender economic development. There is skepticism about the ability of econometric analysis to resolve these issues or of development agencies to learn from their own experience. In response, there is increasing use in development economics of(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
The median voter hypothesis has been central to an extensive literature on consequences of income distribution. For example, it has been proposed that greater inequality is associated with lower growth, because of the greater redistribution that is sought by the median voter when income distribution is less equal. There have however been no proper tests of(More)
The effects of globalization on income distribution within rich and poor countries are a matter of controversy. While international trade theory in its most abstract formulation implies that increased trade and foreign investment should make income distribution more equal in poor countries and less equal in rich countries, finding these effects has proved(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
Differences in the value judgments made in measuring inequality underlie the conflicting factual claims often heard about how much poor people have shared in the economic gains from globalization. Opponents in the debate differ in: (i) whether they weight people or countries equally in assessing the extent of inequality; (ii) the weight they give to(More)
  • Nauro Campos, Yuko Kinoshita, Latin America, Enrica Detragiache, John Earle, Saul Estrin +5 others
  • 2008
This paper investigates the role of structural reforms – privatization, financial reform and trade liberalization– as determinants of FDI inflows based on newly constructed dataset on structural reforms for 19 Latin American and 25 Eastern European countries between 1989 and 2004. Our main finding is a strong empirical relationship from reforms to FDI, in(More)