The effect of knowledge accessibility on international income inequality

Kentaro Nakajima

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Abstract

Using a structural model of new economic geography, we estimate the effect of accessibility to foreign knowledge on international income distribution. Whereas previous literature has mainly focused on the importance of geographical accessibility to foreign markets, this paper emphasizes the role of accessibility to foreign knowledge in determining international income inequality. Using cross-country data of income per worker, bilateral trade flows, and number of flight passengers, we find evidence that the accessibility to foreign knowledge raises per capita income significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-117
Number of pages16
JournalReview of Urban and Regional Development Studies
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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