Thursday, September 1, 2016

A review of the links between the commodity boom and inequality in Latin America

Thanks to the kind invitation from Carmen Díaz Roldán to give a lecture at the Jornadas de Economía Internacional, I had the opportunity to reflect on why Latin America used the latest commodity boom better than in the past to reduce income inequality.  The expansion of unskilled jobs together seems to be at the heart of the region´s success...but also relatively unexplained.  Here the presentation in English and here in Spanish.  I hope to write a paper on it soon, so comments welcome!

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