Interaction of Global and National Income Inequalities

Branko Milanovic 1  and John E. Roemer 1
  • 1 City University of New York and Yale University, USA
Branko Milanovic and John E. Roemer


The current era is characterized by simultaneous increase in many countries’ income inequalities and a decline in global inequality. People’s perception of inequality is shown to depend on how much they value absolute income vs. their national income position.

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