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Finns det ett samband mellan ett medlemskap i WTO och inkomstojämlikhet?

Thunberg, Emma LU (2015) NEKH01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
Some consider increasing income inequality within countries as one of the biggest threat to the world economy in the year of 2015. Increasing within country inequality creates both political as well as economic insecurity. It erodes economic initiatives as well as democracies and people are left in exclusion, which undercut the ideal of human equality. In the light of the above, this thesis investigates the relationship between a membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and within country income inequality in 54 developing countries during the years 1970-2005. The study takes stand from neoclassical trade theory. By estimating a fixed effect OLS model, my analysis arrives in that a membership has a significant negative effect on... (More)
Some consider increasing income inequality within countries as one of the biggest threat to the world economy in the year of 2015. Increasing within country inequality creates both political as well as economic insecurity. It erodes economic initiatives as well as democracies and people are left in exclusion, which undercut the ideal of human equality. In the light of the above, this thesis investigates the relationship between a membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and within country income inequality in 54 developing countries during the years 1970-2005. The study takes stand from neoclassical trade theory. By estimating a fixed effect OLS model, my analysis arrives in that a membership has a significant negative effect on income inequality. (Less)
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author
Thunberg, Emma LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
OLS-regression, WTO, Världshandelsorganisationen, ojämlikhet, Heckscher Ohlin, Stopler Samuelson, fixed effects, multiple regression analysis, multilinjär regressionsanalys, Ginikoefficienter
language
Swedish
id
7358068
date added to LUP
2015-06-30 15:24:00
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2015-06-30 15:24:00
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  abstract     = {Some consider increasing income inequality within countries as one of the biggest threat to the world economy in the year of 2015. Increasing within country inequality creates both political as well as economic insecurity. It erodes economic initiatives as well as democracies and people are left in exclusion, which undercut the ideal of human equality. In the light of the above, this thesis investigates the relationship between a membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and within country income inequality in 54 developing countries during the years 1970-2005. The study takes stand from neoclassical trade theory. By estimating a fixed effect OLS model, my analysis arrives in that a membership has a significant negative effect on income inequality.},
  author       = {Thunberg, Emma},
  keyword      = {OLS-regression,WTO,Världshandelsorganisationen,ojämlikhet,Heckscher Ohlin,Stopler Samuelson,fixed effects,multiple regression analysis,multilinjär regressionsanalys,Ginikoefficienter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Finns det ett samband mellan ett medlemskap i WTO och inkomstojämlikhet?},
  year         = {2015},
}