Interviewer: First, could you please introduce your book briefly. What was your motivation to write this book, and what is your main argument in it?Global Inequality
BM: My motivation was to present a picture of the world and the distribution of income and economic power in it during the era of globalization. This is a very remarkable period in terms of its effects on income distribution, not solely within countries but between countries as well. It is probably the greatest reshuffle of global income positions with people from formerly poorer countries going up in the global income distribution since the Industrial revolution. I thought it was very important to describe and analyze these changes....
My interview for a Korean paper "Hankyoreh"
Branko Milanovic | Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace