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Being Charged by an Elephant: A story of globalization and inequality

Roberts, Anthea

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Along with many economists and globalization scholars, my favorite graph these days is the elephant graph. Named for its distinctive elephant-shaped curve (see below), this graph shows the rise in real incomes for people in different income brackets throughout the world over a twenty year period of intense economic globalization (1998 to 2008). Economists often like to tell us that free trade is good because it is a rising tide that lifts all boats. What this graph suggests, however, is that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-04-19
Type: Blog post
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219642
Source: EJIL:Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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