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reportposted on 2023-05-27, 23:40 authored by Brueckner, M, Long, NV, Joaquin VespignaniJoaquin Vespignani
This paper examines the relationship between countries' bilateral trade with the United States that is not due to gravity (non-gravity trade) and the distribution of income within countries. In countries where only a small share of the population are educated, an increase in non-gravity trade is associated with a significant increase in income inequality. As education of the population increases the correlation between non-gravity trade and income inequality becomes smaller. Non-gravity trade has no significant effect on income inequality in countries that are world leaders in education.
Department/SchoolCentre for Education
PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
Place of publicationHobart
Rights statementCopyright 2020 University of Tasmania Discussion Paper Series N 2020-04 JEL Codes: F1, E2