Miles Corak

Miles Corak is a professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, and currently a visiting professor of economics at Harvard University. 


Recent Articles

Worlds of Inequality

The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?

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This book review appears in the Spring 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization By Branko Milanovic Belknap Press of Harvard University Press This book begins by posing a question: “Who has gained from globalization?” Many thoughtful Americans have the confidence to answer in a sentence. The gains have been captured by the top 1 percent. And the book ends with another question: “Will inequality disappear as globalization continues?” Many might be just as quick to answer: Of course not, the rich will get richer! But life is not so simple. Between these two questions Branko Milanovic offers us not just a plethora of facts about income inequality that will surely make his readers think twice. More importantly, he shows us the power of bringing the facts into focus by putting a new lens over these pressing issues—a global perspective. He takes more than 200 pages to answer the...