The Macalester Review


Historically, developing countries have been heavily dependent on natural resources as a major source of national income. Despite their large resource endowments, countries have been subject to volatile commodity prices which might affect the economic development of a nation. A salient measure of development is the inequality that persists within an economy as it portrays relative levels of income distribution. In this paper, using an econometric approach I seek to analyze the impact volatile coffee prices has on income inequality within a country or in a particular geographic region.

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