Tagged: Development economics

Confusion on income and poverty - The Dismal Science

Matt Nolan Sep 27, 2013

I have heard this sort of claim quite a bit from friends in recent months: World's 100 richest people earned enough in 2012 – $240bn – to end world extreme poverty 4x over #inequalityfacts — Max Rashbrooke (@MaxRashbrooke) September 18, 2013 Doesn’t that sound grand – if the richest 100 people in the world gave […] … Read More

Resource booms and income distribution - The Dismal Science

Matt Nolan Aug 22, 2013

Via Vox Eu comes a piece looking at the distributional consequences of resource booms – using Australian data.  Their conclusion: We need good time series data from developing countries to see whether the distributional impact is bigger there than what we find for Australia. Until then, the analysis here seems timely and relevant, not just […] … Read More