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Tolerance for inequality: Hirschman's tunnel effect revisited

Durongkaveroj, wannaphong


Along the path of economic development, advancement of some groups naturally generates economic disparity in society. The concurrent presence of both winners and losers invariably give rise to the psychologically economic question of how the losers perceive and respond to the benefits of development. The ‘tunnel effect’ proposed by Hirschman provides valuable insights for understanding the changing tolerance of economic inequality in the process of economic development. This paper critically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of International Development
DOI: 10.1002/jid.3389


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