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The effect of Globalization on Income inequality with emphasis on Intellectual property Rights

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economic Science, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 84-90, August,2 (2015)


Income distribution and effective factors on it have always been among the economical issues being discussed in many societies. Therefore, this research studies on the effects of two important parameters “globalization” and “intellectual properties rights” on income distribution in two groups of countries with high and upper-middle income ‘according to classification of World Bank’ in 2007-2010 by using Panel Data method. Results showed that Gini index, globalization, and intellectual properties rights are in better conditions about high-income countries in comparison with countries in level ofupper-middle income. In high-income countries the globalization index is about -0.08 and index of Intellectual Property Rights is 0.11. So globalization decreases the income inequality and supporting the rights of intellectual properties increases the income inequality. In upper-middle income countries, globalization with 0.09 coefficient increases income inequality while supporting the rights of intellectual properties with-0.06 coefficient decreases income inequality.


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