Property Rights and Income Inequality
7 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 15, 2009
We establish the relationship between property rights and income inequality within 22 former European colonies. The key, unexpected result is: stronger property rights are associated with higher income inequality levels. We provide plausible explanations for these findings.
Keywords: Property Rights, Income Distribution, Inequality, Institutions, Regulations
JEL Classification: G18, K11, L51, L78, O2, P1, P4, P35
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