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Inequality Around the World

This research is dedicated to all facets of inequality: (I) how within-national inequalities are affected by macro economic policies or trade, (II) how and why regional inequalities within countries expand or not, (III) what were the effect of transition from state-controlled to market economies on inequality, and last but not the least, (IV) what is the state of global (world-wide) inequality between world citizens. In addition to a selection of papers, the site also offers several inequality datasets.

Enquiries: Branko Milanovic (Lead Economist): research@worldbank.org 

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The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
January 2011 - This book taps into literature, history, current events,and other engaging questions (who was the richest person ever, for example) to explain the ever-widening gap between the have-nots, haves, and "have-mores."

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