The Openness�?Equality Trade�?Off in Global Redistribution

  title={The Openness�?Equality Trade�?Off in Global Redistribution},
  author={E. Glen Weyl},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  • E. Weyl
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
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