Income Inequality

My work examines the distribution of income within and between countries. Please contact me if you would like to see working papers that do not appear here.

My Research

Mahutga, Matthew C, Anthony Roberts and Ronald Kwon. 2017. "The Globalization of Production and Income Inequality in Rich Democracies." Forthcoming in Social Forces.

Mahutga, Matthew C. and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2016. "Production Networks and Varieties of
Institutional Change: The Inequality Upswing in Post-Socialism Revisited." Social Forces 94(4): 1711-

Mahutga, Matthew C. 2016. "Theoretical Holism in the Sociology of Development: Another Look at
Foreign Direct Investment, Private Markets and Earnings Inequality During Post-Socialist
Transition" Sociology of Development 2(1): 1-24

Curwin, Kevin and Matthew C. Mahutga. 2014. "Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: New Evidence from Post-Socialist Transition Countries." Social Forces 92(3): 1159-1187.

Mahutga, Matthew C. 2014. "Global Models of Networked Organization, the Positional Power of Nations and Economic Development." Review of International Political Economy 21(1): 157-194.

Mahutga, Matthew C. 2014 "Global Production Networks and International Inequality: Making a Case for
a Meso-Level Turn in Macro-Comparative Sociology." Journal of World-Systems Research 20(1): 11-37

Mahutga, Matthew C. and David A. Smith. 2011. "Globalization, The Structure of the World Economy and Economic Development." Social Science Research: 40(1): 257-72.

Mahutga, Matthew C., Roy Kwon and Garrett Grainger.  2011.  “Within-Country Inequality and the Modern World-System: A Theoretical Reprise and Empirical First Step.”  Journal of World-Systems Research: 17(2): 279-307.  

Bandelj, Nina and Matthew C. Mahutga.  2010.  “How Socio-Economic Change Shapes Income Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe.”  Social Forces 88(5):2133-2161.   

Mahutga, Matthew C. and Nina Bandelj. 2008. "Foreign Investment and Income Inequality: The Natural Experiment of Central and Eastern Europe." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 29(6): 429-454.

Some of my favorites

Alderson, Arthur S. and Francois Nielson.  2002. "Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries."  American Journal of Sociology 107: 1244-1299.

_______.  1999.  "Income Inequality, Development and Dependence: A Reconsideration."  American Sociological Review  64(4): 606-631

Clark, Rob. 2011. "World Income Inequality in the Global Era: New Estimates, 1990 – 2008." Social Problems 58: 565 – 592.

Dowrick, Steve and Muhammad Akmal.  2005.  Contradictory Trends in Global Income Inequality: A Tale of Two Biases."  Review of Income and Wealth 51(2): 201-229.

Firebaugh, Glenn.  2003.  The New Geography of Global Income Inequality.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Milanovic, Branco.  2005. Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.