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Regional Inequality and the Process of National Development: A Description of the Patterns
  • J. Williamson
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • 1 July 1965
Winners and losers in the commodity lottery: The impact of terms of trade growth and volatility in the Periphery 1870–1939
Abstract Most countries in the periphery specialized in the export of just a handful of primary products for most of their history. Some of these commodities have been more price volatile thanExpand
The Evolution of Global Labor Markets Since 1830 Background Evidence and Hypotheses
Debate over the economic convergence of currently industrialized nations has suffered a number of shortcomings. First, the underlying data base has typically been limited to Agnus Maddison's GNP andExpand
Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?
The world economy has become more unequal over the last two centuries. Since within- country inequality exhibits no ubiquitous trend, it follows that virtually all of the observed rise in worldExpand
Explaining U.S. Immigration, 19711998
In this paper we develop and estimate a model to explain variations in immigration to the United States by source country since the early 1970s. The explanatory variables include ratios to the UnitedExpand
Why did the Tariff–Growth Correlation Change after 1950?
This article uses a new database to establish a key finding: high tariffs were associated with fast growth before World War II, while they have been associated with slow growth thereafter. The paperExpand
Globalization and history : the evolution of anineteenth-century Atlantic economy
Globalization is not a new phenomenon; nor is it irreversible. In Globalization and History, Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson present a coherent picture of trade, migration, and internationalExpand
Globalization, Convergence and History
There were three epochs of growth experience after the mid 19th century for what is now called the OECD 'club'; the late 19th century, the middle years between 1914 and 1950, and the late 20thExpand
Age structure dynamics in Asia and dependence on foreign capital.
Rising fertility and declining mortality have had a profound impact on Asian savings investment and foreign capital dependency since Coale and Hoover wrote in 1958. This article argues that much ofExpand