Es el más reciente trabajo, donde Anwar Shaikh analiza la distribución del ingreso entre los diferentes países. An International Comparison of the Incomes of the Vast Majority publicado en su página personal en New School for Social Research en Nueva York
This paper expands the standard list of international economic measures to include the per capita income of the vast majority (VMI) of each nation’s population. The VMI is an intuitive combination of information on national income and its distribution, and it gives rise to new international rankings. The measure is derived from the “two-class” approach to econophysics, not from the traditional social welfare functions or underlying utility functions. This gives rise to an empirically robust international relation we call the 1.1 Rule, as well as a new interpretation of the Gini coefficient (G) as being the percentage difference between national income per capita and the per capita income of the bottom seventy percent of the population. Ranking countries in terms of Sen’s social welfare measure is shown to be equivalent to ranking them in terms of the per capita income of the bottom 70 percent.