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Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar


Interviews and op-eds, 2012 - 2014

2014

How we can strengthen the worrd's fragile middle class? Financial Times (April  28)

Q&A with Eduardo Porter, New York Times (March 18)

Global Economics between Jerusalem and Athens, The Globalist (March 13)

A short review of income inequality in China [ppt]

Global income inequality from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession (Ch. Lakner and B. Milanovic), Winter 2013-14 [ppt]

The World Post, 1st issue: “Winners and losers of globalization” (January 21, 2014).

Inequality in the United States and China”, Harvard Business Review blog (January 27, 2014).

2013
Why income inequality is here to stay”, A blog for Harvard business Review (January)
 
Interview for CNBC (January 17, 2013).
 
Interview for the Pacific Standard (January 22, 2013)
 
Interview for Global Post (January 31, 2013)

Inequality and Democratic Capitalism”, The Globalist (March 15, 2013)
 
Interview for Al Jazeera The Rise of The Global South (March 18, 2013)
 
A piece in La Vanguardia Dossier, Se ha acabado el ‘periodo especial’ del capitalismo?

The Balkans: Another European conundrum”, The Globalist (June 1, 2013)
 
Interview for Canada MSN on global inequality (June 4, 2013)
 
Los Balcanes y el futuro del Europa”, El Pais (July 3, 2013).
 
The end of a long era”, a blog post on World Bank Research’s Let’s talk development, (July 19, 2013)
 
Interview for Washington Post Blog WorldView  (October 7, 2013)

The economic causes of migration”, The Globalist (Ocober 22, 2013). Also published in El Pais.

Finding a path to shared prosperity”, World Bank blog (October 25. 2013)

An interview for Slovenian magazine “Objektiv” (28 December 2013)

2012
Interview for El Publico, Portuguese newspaper, website. (February 21)
 
Interview for Observatoire des inegalites, a French blog (February 27, 2012)
 
Interview for Dinheiro, Portuguese business magazine (February 2012)
 
Interview with Mimi Geerges, NPR-affiliate show (March 7, 2012)
 
Ending the rich-world bias in global economic statistics”, The Globalist (March 21, 2012)
 
Adam Smiths of Capital, Friedrich Lists of Labor”, The Globalist (June 4, 2012)
 
Income inequality in the Europe vs. US: Regional vs. social/class inequality, Inequality in Focus, World Bank PREM Newsletter (June 2012)
 
Video interview for Global Policy Journal (17 July 2012)
 
Interview for the Pacifica radio Ian Masters’ Background Briefing (August 23, 2012)
 
Interview for Rusia Hoy (published August 31, 2012)
 
The real winners and losers of globalization”, The Globalist (October 25, 2012).
 
Interview for Novi List, a Croatian daily (November 11, 2012).
 
The Real Winners and Losers of Globalization”, World Bank’s let’s talk development blog (December 14, 2012)

Income Inequality: From National to Global
Reading List

Part 1.1
Simon Kuznets (1955), “Economic Growth and Income Inequality

Branko Milanovic (2014), “Return of patrimonial capitalism: Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st century

Joseph Persky (1992, “Retrospective: Pareto’s Law

Branko Milanovic (2012), “Globalization and inequality”,
 
Part 1.2
Facundo Alvaredo and Leo Gasparini (2013), “Recent trends in poverty and inequality in developing countries

Alvaredo, Facundo, Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas, Piketty, and Emmanuel Saez (2013), “The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective

Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang (2005), “Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
 
 
Part 2.1
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic (2013), “Global income distribution: From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession

Branko Milanovic (2013), “Global income inequality in the numbers: in history and now—an overview

Part 2.2
Branko Milanovic (2014), “Global inequality of opportunity:  how much of our income is determined by where we live

Amartya Sen (2010), “Adam Smith and the contemporary world

 
 

Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar

Senior Scholar, LIS Center
Visiting Presidential Professor, The Graduate Center

Contact:
Email: bmilanovic@gc.cuny.edu

Branko Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality who joined The Graduate Center as Visiting Presidential Professor and Senior Scholar in the LIS Center. Before coming to the LIS Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He is the author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution.

BIO
CV

Books:

Milanovic, Branko. The Haves and the Have-nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality. New York: Basic, 2011.

Milanovic, Branko. Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2005.

Milanovic, Branko. Income Inequality and Poverty During the Transition from Planned to Market Economy. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1998.

Publications:

2014
Global inequality of opportunity:  how much of our income is determined by where we live”, Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming, 2014).

“The return of ’patrimonial capitalism’: review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st century, Journal of Economic Literature, June 2014 (forthcoming).

(with Nicholas Sambanis)  “Explaining the demand for sovereignty”, World Bank Working Paper No. 5888, November 2011.  Revised version in Comparative Political Studies  (forthcoming).

The level and distribution of income in mid-18th century France, according to François Quesnay”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought (forthcoming, 2014).
 
2013
(with Christoph Lakner), “Global income distribution:  from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession”, World Bank Working Paper No. 6719, December 2013.

The inequality possibility frontier: extensions and new applications”, World Bank Working Paper No. 6449,  May 2013.

Global income inequality in numbers: in history and now”, Global Policy, May 2013, pp. 198-208.

2012
Globalization and inequality”, Introduction to the volume of selected readings, B. Milanovic (ed.), Globalization and inequality,  Edward Elgar, 2012.

Global Inequality: From Class to Location, from Proletarians to Migrants”, Global Policy, vol. 3, No. 2, May 2012, pp. 124-133.

Global inequality recalculated and updated: the effect of new PPP estimates on global inequality and 2005 estimates”, Journal of Economic Inequality, volume 10, issue 1, 2012, pp. 1-18.

(with Lire Ersado), “Reform and inequality during the transition: An analysis using panel household survey data, 1990-2005”, in Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View, edited by Gerard Roland, Palgrave, 2012, pp. 84-108.

2011
"A short history of global inequality: The past two centuries", Explorations in Economic History, vol. 48, (November) 2011, pp. 494-506.

(with Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson), “Pre-industrial inequality”, Economic Journal, March 2011, pp. 255-272.   

2010
Income level and income inequality in the Euro-Mediterranean region: from the Principate to the Islamic conquest”, Winter 2010, unpublished draft.

"Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis: An  assessment", European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 26, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 147-154.

(with Shale Horowitz and Karla Hoff),  "Turnover in Power as a Restraint on Investing in Influence: Evidence from the Post-Communist Transition", Economics and Politics, vol. 22, No. 3, November 2010, pp. 329-361.

2009
Preindustrial inequality”, entry for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. December 2009.

(with Shale Horowitz and Karla Hoff) “Government turnover: concepts, measures, and applications”, European Journal of Political Research, vol. 48, March 2009, pp. 107-129.

(with Leif Wenar) “Are Liberal Peoples Peaceful?”, Journal of Political Philosophy,  Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 462 – 486, July 2009.

2008
Rules of redistribution and foreign aid: A proposal for a change in the rules governing eligibility for foreign aid”, Interventions, vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 197-214.

Qat Expenditures in Yemen and Djibouti: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of African Economies, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 661-687, 2008. 

(with Francois Bourguignon, Francisco Ferreira and Martin Ravallion) “Global Inequality and Poverty”, entry for the Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, 2008.

(with Rafael Munoz de Bustillo), “La desigualidad de la distribucion de la renta en America Latina: Situacion, evolucion y factores explicativos”, America Latina Hoy, April 2008, vol. 48, pp. 15-42.

Where in the world are you? Assessing the importance of circumstance and effort in a world of different mean country incomes and (almost) no migration”, World Bank Working Paper No. 4493, January 2008.
 
2007
Global income inequality”, Soundings, Winter 2007, No. 37, pp. 58-65.
 
Globalization and Inequality” in David Held and Ayse Kaya (eds.), Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations, London: Polity Press, 2007, pp. 26-49.

2006
An estimate of average income and inequality in Byzantium around year 1000”, Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 52, No. 3, 2006, pp. 449-470.

Global Income Inequality: A Review”, World Economics, vol. 7, No. 1, January-March 2006, pp. 131-153.

La desigualdad mundial de la renta: qué es y por qué es importantePrincipios: Estudios de Economia Politica, No. 5, 2006, pp. 35-56.
 
Inequality and determinants of earnings in Malaysia, 1984-97”, Asian Economic Journal, vol. 20, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 191-216.
 
(with Lyn Squire), “Does Tariff liberalization increase wage inequality? Some empirical evidence”, in Ann Harrison (ed.), Globalization and Poverty, Chicago University Press, 2006.
 
Economic integration and income convergence: not such a strong link?”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006. vol. 88, No, 4, November 2006. pp. 659-670.
 
2005
Why did the poorest countries fail to catch up?”, Carnegie Working Paper No. 62, September 2005.

Half a world: regional inequality in five great federations”, Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, vol. 10, No. 4, November 2005, pp. 408-445.

Globalization and Goals: Does Soccer Show the Way?”, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 12, No.5, December 2005, pp. 829-850.

Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Budget Surveys", World Bank Economic Review, No. 1, 2005, pp. 21-44.

2004
Why We All Care About Inequality (But Are Loath to Admit It))”, Challenge Magazine, November-December 2007, vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 109-120.

(with Mark Gradstein), “Does Liberté=Egalité? A Survey of the Empirical Links Between Democracy and Inequality with Some Evidence on the Transition Economies”, Journal of Economic Surveys, vol. 18 No. 4,  pp. 515-537, September 2004.

(with Jean  Lanjouw, Peter Lanjouw. Stefano Paternostro). “Relative Price Shifts, Economies of Scale and Poverty during Economic Transition”, Economics of Transition, vol. 12, September 2004, pp. 509-536.

2003
The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know it”, World Development, April 2003, pp. 667-683.

Is inequality in Africa really different?”, World Bank Research Working Paper No.  3169, Mat 2003.

2002
Do we Tend to Overestimate poverty gaps? The Impact of Equivalency Scales on the Calculation of the Poverty Gap”, Applied Economics Letters, vol. 9, pp. 69-72, 2002. 

(with Shlomo Yitzhaki),  "Decomposing World Income Distribution: Does the World Have a Middle Class?", Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2002, pp. 155-178.

True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculations Based on Household Surveys Alone”, The Economic Journal, vol. 112, No. 476, January 2002, pp. 51-92.

2001
(with Ethan Kapstein), “Responding to Globalization: Social Policy in Emerging Market Economies”, Global Social Policy, pp. 191-212, No. 2, 2001.

(with Mark Gradstein and Yvonne Ying), "Democracy and Income Inequality: An Empirical Analysis", World Bank Policy Research Working Papers Series  No. 2561,  February  2001.

2000
The Median Voter Hypothesis, Income Inequality and Income Redistribution: An Empirical Test with the Required Data”, European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 16, No.3, September 2000, pp. 367-410.

"Nations, Conglomerates, and Empires: The Trade-off between Income and Sovereignty", in D. Salvatore, M. Svetlicic, and J. Damijan (eds.) Small Countries in a Global Economy: New Challenges and Opportunities, Palgrave,  2000, pp. 25-70.

1999
(with Branko Jovanovic) “Change in the Perception of the Poverty Line during the Times of Depression: Russia 1993-96", World Bank Economic Review, vol. 13, No. 3, September 1999, pp. 531-560. 

1997
"A Simple Way to Calculate the Gini Coefficient, and Some Implications", Economics Letters 56, 1997, pp. 45-49.

1994
Determinants of Cross-country Income Inequality: An Augmented Kuznets' Hypothesis", World Bank PRE Working Papers Series, No. 1246, January 1994.

"The Gini-type Functions: An Alternative Derivation", Bulletin of Economic Research, 1:1994, pp. 81-90.