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Innovation and Income Inequality

Cristiano Antonelli () and Agnieszka Gehringer ()

Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers from University of Turin

Abstract: The paper articulates and tests the hypothesis that innovation is a major factor in the reduction of income inequalities. The relationship between the pace of technological change and the dynamics of income inequalities has been first suggested by Kuznets (1955), but found little elaboration and empirical investigation in the subsequent literature. The evidence of a large data set including advanced countries, such as the US, Canada and the members of the European Union, as well as the newly industrializing BRIC members, in the years 1995-2011, confirms the virtuous circle between technological change and income inequalities.

Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2013-05
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