Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33890
Authors: 
Neutel, Marcel
Heshmati, Almas
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2223
Abstract: 
In this research, the relationship between globalisation and poverty and income inequality is determined. A whole new globalisation index has been constructed based on data covering a large sample of 65 developing countries. The index is based on the globalisation index proposed by A.T. Kearney / Foreign Policy Magazine. The index is composed of four sub-indices, namely: economic integration, personal contacts, technological connections and political engagement. Results from cross-sectional regression analysis show that there is a significant relationship between globalisation and poverty and income inequality. Globalisation leads to poverty reduction and it reduces income inequality. The relationship between globalisation and poverty remains significant when controlled for regional heterogeneity. A non-linear analysis shows that poverty has diminishing returns to benefits from globalisation.
Subjects: 
globalisation
poverty
inequality
indices
JEL: 
C43
F15
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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