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CEPAL Review no.82
More unequal or less? A review of global, regional and national income inequality
This article presents a multi-perspective discussion of trends in income inequality. Recent evidence from many sources shows that global income inequality is high and relatively stable, with the main changes being driven by developments in China and India. In developed countries, the trend has been towards higher levels of inequality over the last ...
The wealth gifted to the large-scale copper mining industry in Chile: new estimates, 2005-2014
This article estimates the economic rents received by the 10 mines that comprise Chile’s large-scale private-sector copper-mining industry. The methodology used produces a conservative calculation and includes two corrections that have hitherto been ignored in the literature: the reimbursement of exploration expenses and the compensation needed for ...
Revista de la CEPAL no.94
CEPAL Review no.97
CEPAL Review no. 93
CEPAL Review no. 89
Trade facilitation and its effects on Chile’s bilateral trade between 2006 and 2014
This study analyses the effects of trade facilitation on Chilean exports in 2006-2014. It reviews evidence and studies on trade facilitation and its effects, mainly in South America; and it analyses Chile’s export basket. An extended gravity model is then estimated for Chile’s bilateral trade flow with 89 countries, to measure the effect of trade ...
Distribución factorial del ingreso y régimen de crecimiento en el Perú, 1942-2013
El documento se inicia con una revisión de la literatura sobre el vínculo entre la distribución factorial del ingreso y el crecimiento económico desde los economistas clásicos, con énfasis en los trabajos de Kalecki y los poskeynesianos que desarrollan el enfoque sobre regímenes de crecimiento. Se reconstruye y analiza la información estadística sobre ...
Macroeconomic trade-offs and external vulnerabilities of human development in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is making progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, but is set to miss a number of targets in 2015. This paper’s general equilibrium analysis shows that it is unfeasible for the government to step up spending in order to meet these targets by the 2015 deadline. Any boost to public spending and financing would have to be front-loaded, ...