The aim of the article is to verify whether trade and inward foreign direct investments (FDI) may affect income distribution in a sample of 17 Transition Countries (TCs) over the period 1990–2006. In line with most of the previous literature, FDI do not have significant effects on income inequalities, whereas trade, especially when occurs with developed countries, seems to be more relevant. Different results are found when we take into consideration the educational system which represents an important channel through which FDI and trade may affect inequality.
|Numero di pagine||30|
|Rivista||THE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2013|
- Income inequality
- Transition countries