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Globalisation with growth and equity: can we really have it all?

Gruber, Lloyd (2011) Globalisation with growth and equity: can we really have it all? Third World Quarterly, 32 (4). pp. 629-652. ISSN 0143-6597

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Abstract

As plentiful and productive as recent empirical work has been, we still know very little about globalisation's long-run impact on economic development. This is only partly because of data limitations. At least as important, this article suggests, have been theoretical limitations: economists and political scientists have yet to resolve a number of key conceptual points. This article brings these remaining theoretical puzzles to the surface, starting with the link between openness and growth. It then turns to the relationship between trade and inequality. Both links-the one from trade to growth, the other from trade to inequality-have been subjects of heated debate among development economists. By contrast, the main focus of this article is the relationship between these two strands of research. How growth and equity interact is a theoretical puzzle which, though no less basic than the others, has to date received far less attention. The article concludes by laying out a back-to-basics research agenda for future-oriented globalisation research in which this growth/equity trade-off is restored to its rightful place at the theoretical centre of the wider development literature.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01436597.as...
Additional Information: © 2011 Southseries Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:18
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36888/

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