Marco Polo Rodriguez Gomez
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Shyam Gouri Suresh
My general theory is that international trade will increase income inequality across countries with poor education. However, as education increases, I predict that the negative effect of international trade on education diminishes. The rationale behind this prediction is that countries with an educated workforce will be better prepared to adapt to shifts brought by globalization. Meanwhile, countries with poorly educated workforces will be unable to adapt to the changing needs of a globalized economy leading to a widening in the gap between the ones who benefit from trade and the ones who are negatively affected by it. In line with the methods used commonly in the literature, I consider corruption, mineral exports, economic development, GDP per capita, as control variables.