GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITIES IN DEVELOPED ECONOMIES: KUZNETS WAS NOT RIGHT

  • Sergio A. Berumen Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
  • Luis P. Pérez-Megino Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH).
Palabras clave: Globalization, Income Distribution, International Comparison.

Resumen

In this paper we first review the concepts of Globalization and Inequality, paying special attention to the conclusions reached previously by Simon Kuznets and his followers. Later we carry on with an international comparison between Sweden and the United States for the period 1913-2012. We depict the evolution in inequality levels for both countries, based in two main indicators: the Gini Index and the top 1% income share. Our findings point out that inequality has strongly risen in the United States whilst Sweden’s level of inequality is not far from the one presented immediately after the World War II. These results may indicate Sweden’s higher ability to deal with the globalization aftermaths.

Biografía del autor/a

Sergio A. Berumen, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
Profesor Titular de Universidad
Luis P. Pérez-Megino, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH).
Actualmente cursa el máster en Economía en KTH.

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Publicado
2015-10-07
Cómo citar
BerumenS. A., & Pérez-MeginoL. P. (2015). GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITIES IN DEVELOPED ECONOMIES: KUZNETS WAS NOT RIGHT. Neumann Business Review, 1(2), 23-36. https://doi.org/10.22451/3002.nbr2015.vol1.1.8003
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ARTÍCULOS SOBRE ADMINISTRACIÓN Y NEGOCIOS