Branko Milanović

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Branko Milanovic (Serbian: Milanović; born October 24, 1953) is a Serbian-American economist. A development and inequality specialist, he is since January 2014 visiting presidential professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS).[1][2] He was formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department,[3] visiting professor at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.[4][5] Between 2003 and 2005 he was senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He remained an adjunct scholar with the Endowment until early 2010.[6]

Throughout his career he has done a number of publications, including some 40 papers for the World Bank.[5] mainly on world inequality and poverty. He is the author of the first work assessing global income inequality between individuals ("Economic Journal", January 2002). His 2005 book ("Worlds Apart") about global income disparity introduced three concepts of international inequality: unweighted inequality between mean country incomes, population-weighted inequality between mean country incomes, and global income inequality between all individuals in the world. He defined inequality possibility frontier in a 2006 paper on inequality in Byzantium ("Review of Income and Wealth", 2006). The concept, later expanded to 29 pre-industrial economies in a joint work with Jeffrey Williamson and Peter Lindert ("Economic Journal", March 2011), was considered by The Economist to "contain the germ of an important advance in thinking about inequality".[7] Milanovic is the author of 2011's The Haves and the Have-Nots, a book of essays on income distribution;[4] The Globalist selected The Haves and the Have-Nots as number one on its "top books of 2011".[8][9] Milanovic currently serves on the advisory board for Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). In August 2013, he was included by Foreign Policy among the top 100 "twitterati" to follow.[10] In November 2014, he became external fellow in Center for Global Development in Washington.[11]

He has been writing the blog globalinequality[12] since May 2014.[13]

Selected books[edit]

  • Liberalization and Entrepreneurship. Dynamics of Reform in Socialism and Capitalism, 1989. M.E. Sharpe.
  • Income, Inequality, and Poverty during the Transition from Planned To Market Economy. 1998. World Bank.
  • (with Ethan Kapstein) Income and Influence. 2003. Upjohn Institute.
  • (with Christiaan Grootaert and Jeanine Braithwaite) Poverty and Social Assistance in Transition Countries. 1999. St. Martin's Press.
  • Worlds Apart. Measuring International and Global Inequality. 2005. Princeton/Oxford.
  • The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, 2010, Basic Books, New York.

Selected articles[edit]

  • Milanovic, B. (2002). "True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculation Based on Household Surveys Alone". The Economic Journal 112 (476): 51. doi:10.1111/1468-0297.0j673.  edit
  • Milanovic, B. (2006). "An Estimate of Average Income and Inequality in Byzantium Around Year 1000". Review of Income and Wealth 52 (3): 449. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4991.2006.00198.x.  edit
  • Milanovic, B.; Lindert, P. H.; Williamson, J. G. (2011). "Pre-Industrial Inequality". The Economic Journal 121 (551): 255. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2010.02403.x.  edit


  1. ^ "Luxembourg Income Study Center: Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar". CUNY Graduate Center. 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Team". Luxembourg Income Study. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Freeland, Chrystia (2 December 2011). "Workers of the Western world". Reuters. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Rampell, Catherine (28 January 2011). "Thy Neighbor’s Wealth". New York Times. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Branko Milanovic". World Bank. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Branko Milanovic". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  7. ^ "The Frontiers of Inequality: The Economist Blog". 6 December 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Globalist's Top Books of 2011". 22 December 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Pozuelo-Monfort, Jaime (8 June 2009). "Words Apart". Roubini Global Economics. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "The FP Twitterati 2013". 13 August 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Non-resident fellow". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "globalinequality". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Branko Milanovic". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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