Acemoglu, Daron and Johnson, Simon (2005) Unbundling institutions. Journal of Political Economy 113, 949–995.
Acemoglu, Daron, Johnson, Simon, and Robinson, James A. (2001) The colonial origins of comparative development: An empirical investigation. American Economic Review 91, 1369–1401.
Acemoglu, Daron, Johnson, Simon, and Robinson, James A. (2002) Reversal of fortune: Geography and institutions in the making of the modern world income distribution. Quarterly Journal of Economics 117, 1231–1294.
Aghion, Philippe and Banerjee, Abhijit (2005) Volatility and Growth. New York: Oxford University Press.
Aghion, Philippe, Banerjee, Abhijit, and Piketty, Thomas (1999) Dualism and macroeconomic volatility. Quarterly Journal of Economics 114, 1359–1397.
Aghion, Philippe, Howitt, Peter, and Mayer-Foulkes, David (2005) The effect of financial development on convergence: Theory and evidence. Quarterly Journal of Economics 120, 173–222.
Aghion, Philippe, Howitt, Peter, and Violante, Giovanni L. (2002) General purpose technology and wage inequality. Journal of Economic Growth 7, 315–345.
Alesina, Alberto and Rodrik, Dani (1994) Distributive politics and economic growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics 109, 465–490.
Alfaro, Laura, Chanda, Areendam, Kalemli-Ozcan, Sebnem, and Sayek, Selin (2004) FDI and economic growth: The role of local financial markets. Journal of International Economics 64, 89–112.
Antrás, Pol and Caballero, Ricardo J. (2009) Trade and capital flows: A financial frictions perspective. Journal of Political Economy 117, 701–744.
Arellano, Manuel and Bond, Stephen (1991) Some tests of specification for panel data: Monte Carlo evidence and an application to employment equations. Review of Economic Studies 58, 277–297.
Arellano, Manuel and Bover, Olympia (1995) Another look at the instrumental variable estimation of error-components models. Journal of Econometrics 68, 29–51.
Asano, Akihito (2012) Is there a “double bonus” from reducing inequality? Economic Inquiry 50, 551–562.
Autor, David H., Katz, Lawrence F., and Krueger, Alan B. (1998) Computing inequality: Have computers changed the labor market? Quarterly Journal of Economics 113, 1169–1213.
Balas, Aron, Porta, Rafael La, Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio, and Shleifer, Andrei (2009) The divergence of legal procedures. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1, 138–162.
Banerjee, Abhijit V. and Newman, Andrew F. (1993) Occupational choice and the process of development. Journal of Political Economy 101, 274–298.
Barro, Robert J. and Lee, Jong-Wha (2010) A New Data Set of Educational Attainment in the World, 1950–2010. NBER Working Paper 15902, National Bureau of Economic Research.
Beck, Thorsten, Asli, Demirgüç-Kunt, and Ross, Levine (2007) Finance, inequality and the poor. Journal of Economic Growth 12, 27–49.
Beck, Thorsten, Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Levine, Ross Eric (2010) A New Database on Financial Development and Structure (updated November 2010). Washington, DC: World Bank.
Bekaert, Geert, Harvey, Campbell R., and Lundblad, Christian (2005) Does financial liberalization spur growth? Journal of Financial Economics 77, 3–55.
Bertola, Giuseppe (1993) Factor shares and savings in endogenous growth. American Economic Review 83, 1184–1198.
Blundell, Richard and Bond, Stephen (1998) Initial conditions and moment restrictions in dynamic panel data models. Journal of Econometrics 87, 115–143.
Clarke, George R.G., Xu, Lixin Colin, and Zou, Heng-fu (2006) Finance and income inequality: What do the data tell us? Southern Economic Journal 72, 578–596.
Del Duca, Louis F. (2007) Developing global transnational harmonization procedures for the twenty-first century: The accelerating pace of common and civil law convergence. Texas International Law Journal 42, 625–660.
Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli and Levine, Ross (2009) Finance and inequality: Theory and evidence. Annual Review of Financial Economics 1, 287–318.
Galor, Oded and Moav, Omer (2000) Ability-biased technological transition, wage inequality, and economic growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics 115, 469–497.
Galor, Oded and Moav, Omer (2004) From physical to human capital accumulation: Inequality and the process of development. Review of Economic Studies 71, 1001–1026.
Galor, Oded and Zeira, Joseph (1993) Income distribution and macroeconomics. Review of Economic Studies 60, 35–52.
Greenwood, Jeremy and Jovanovic, Boyan (1990) Financial development, growth, and the distribution of income. Journal of Political Economy 98, 1076–1107.
Jeong, Hyeok (2008) Assessment of relationship between growth and inequality: Micro evidence from Thailand. Macroeconomic Dynamics 12, 155–197.
Jeong, Hyeok and Townsend, Robert M. (2008) Growth and inequality: Model evaluation based on an estimation-calibration strategy. Macroeconomic Dynamics 12, 231–284.
Juenger, Friedrich K. (1997) Some comments on European procedural harmonization. American Journal of Comparative Law 45, 931–937.
Katz, Lawrence F. and Murphy, Kevin M. (1992) Changes in relative wages, 1963–1987: Supply and demand factors. Quarterly Journal of Economics 107, 35–78.
Kerameus, Konstantinos D. (1997) Political integration and procedural convergence in the European Union. American Journal of Comparative Law 45, 919–930.
Khan, Aubhik (2001) Financial development and economic growth. Macroeconomic Dynamics 5, 413–433.
Kose, M.Ayhan, Eswar Prasad, Rogoff, Kenneth, and Wei, Shang-Jin (2009) Financial globalization: A reappraisal. IMF Staff Papers 56, 8–62.
Kose, M. Ayhan, Prasad, Eswar, Rogoff, Kenneth, and Wei, Shang-Jin (2010) Financial globalization and economic policies. In Rodrik, Dani and Rosenzweig, Mark (eds.), Handbook of Development Economics, pp. 4283–4359. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Kuznets, Simon (1955) Economic growth and income inequality. American Economic Review 45, 1–28.
Lane, Philip R. and Milesi-Ferretti, Gian Maria (2007) The external wealth of nations mark II: Revised and extended estimates of foreign assets and liabilities, 1970–2004. Journal of International Economics 73, 223–250.
LaPorta, Rafael Porta, Rafael, Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio, and Shleifer, Andrei (2008) The economic consequences of legal origins. Journal of Economic Literature 46, 285–332.
LaPorta, Rafael Porta, Rafael, Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio, Shleifer, Andrei, and Vishny, Robert W. (1997) Legal determinants of external finance. Journal of Finance 52, 1131–1150.
LaPorta, Rafael Porta, Rafael, Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio, Shleifer, Andrei, and Vishny, Robert W. (1998) Law and finance. Journal of Political Economy 106, 1113–1155.
LaPorta, Rafael Porta, Rafael, Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio, Shleifer, Andrei, and Vishny, Robert (1999) The quality of government. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 15, 222–279.
Legrand, Pierre (1996) European legal systems are not converging. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 45, 52–81.
Levine, Ross (2005) Finance and growth: Theory and evidence. In Aghion, Philippe and Durlauf, Steven N. (eds.), Handbook of Economic Growth, pp. 865–934. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Levine, Ross, Loayza, Norman, and Beck, Thorsten (2000) Financial intermediation and growth: Causality and causes. Journal of Monetary Economics 46, 31–77.
Li, Hongyi, Squire, Lyn, and Zou, Heng-fu (1998) Explaining international and intertemporal variations in income inequality. Economic Journal 108, 26–43.
Matsuyama, Kiminori (2002) The rise of mass consumption societies. Journal of Political Economy 110, 1035–1070.
Mendoza, Enrique G., Quadrini, Vincenzo, and Ríos-Rull, José-Víctor (2009) On the welfare implications of financial globalization without financial development. In Clarida, Richard and Giavazzi, Francesco (eds.), NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2007, pp. 283–312. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Merryman, John Henry, Clark, David S., and Haley, John O. (1994) The Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Company.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2008) Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Persson, Torsten and Tabellini, Guido (1994) Is inequality harmful for growth? American Economic Review 84, 600–621.
Piketty, Thomas (2006) The Kuznets curve, yesterday and tomorrow. In Banerjee, Abhijit Vinayak, Bénabou, Roland, and Mookherjee, Dilip (eds.), Understanding Poverty, pp. 63–72. New York: Oxford University Press.
Piketty, Thomas and Saez, Emmanuel (2003) Income inequality in the United States, 1913–1998. Quarterly Journal of Economics 118, 1–39.
PRS Group (2011) International Country Risk Guide. New York: PRS Group.
Romer, Paul M. (1986) Increasing returns and long-run growth. Journal of Political Economy 94, 1002–1037.
Roodman, David (2009) How to do xtabond2: An introduction to difference and system GMM in Stata. Stata Journal 9, 86–136.
Solt, Frederick (2009) Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database. Social Science Quarterly 90, 231–242.
Staiger, Douglas and Stock, James H. (1997) Instrumental variables regression with weak instruments. Econometrica 65, 557–586.
Tabellini, Guido (2010) Culture and institutions: Economic development in the regions of Europe. Journal of the European Economic Association 8, 677–716.
Townsend, Robert M. (1980) Models of money with spatially separated agents. In Kareken, John H. and Wallace, Neil (eds.), Models of Monetary Economies, pp. 265–303. Minneapolis, MN: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Tressel, Thierry and Verdier, Thierry (2011) Financial globalization and the governance of domestic financial intermediaries. Journal of the European Economic Association 9, 130–175.
Warnock, Francis E. and Warnock, Veronica Cacdac (2009) International capital flows and U.S. interest rates. Journal of International Money and Finance 28, 903–919.
Windmeijer, Frank (2005) A finite sample correction for the variance of linear efficient two-step GMM estimators. Journal of Econometrics 126, 25–51.
Wood, Adrian (1995) How trade hurt unskilled workers. Journal of Economic Perspectives 9, 57–80.
Wood, Adrian (1998) Globalisation and the rise in labour market inequalities. Economic Journal 108, 1463–1482.
World Bank (2011a) Education Statistics. Washington, DC: World Bank.
World Bank (2011b) World Development Indicators. Washington, DC: World Bank.