Number 1: Addressing Poverty/Inequality
There are few current issues as important economically, politically, and socially as the impacts of globalization on poverty and income inequality. Very current academic economic research has documented the contemporaneous expansion of international trade (a key element of globalization) and increased income inequality. In many countries, both developed and less-developed, increasingly successful political forces have emerged that seek support from those who have not shared in the benefits of this trade expansion. A core question for policymakers is how to ensure that the benefits of globalization are equitably distributed. The presented working papers contribute to our understanding of the links between globalization, poverty, and income distribution, and illustrate these linkages with empirical examples.
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