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The Impact of Inequality on Growth Driven by Technological Changes: a Panel of Developing Countries

Sirine Mnif ()
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Sirine Mnif: Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax

Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2017, vol. 8, issue 1, 127-140

Abstract: Abstract In this work, we will study the relationship between inequality and growth through technological changes. Economists are interested in the impact of economic development on the reduction of the inequalities and vice versa. In other words, the recent literature suggests a negative relationship from inequality to growth through several channels, two politico-economic explanations and four economic arguments. Few studies are concerned with the impact of inequality on technological changes. To enrich this literature, we showed to answer the following question: What is the impact of inequalities on the economic growth driven by technological changes? Based on the technique of Panel data for a sample of developing countries, we were able prove the existence of a negative effect of inequality on the technological changes leading to economic growth.

Keywords: Technological changes; Inequality; Economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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