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Trade uncertainty and income inequality

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posted on 2023-05-28, 00:12 authored by Brueckner, M, Joaquin VespignaniJoaquin Vespignani
This paper examines the relationship between trade uncertainty and income inequality. In countries where only a small share of the population is educated, an increase in trade uncertainty is associated with a significant increase in income inequality. As education of the population increases the relationship between trade uncertainty and income inequality becomes more muted. Trade uncertainty has no significant effect on income inequality in countries that are world leaders in education. Developing countries that want to reduce income inequality arising from trade uncertainty should therefore consider further improving their education system.

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School of Geography and Environmental Studies

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University of Tasmania

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Discussion Paper Series N 2017-03

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