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Workshop on inequality measurement at the World Inequality Lab | PSE, co-organized with the CEQ and the Stone Center-CUNY
May 15, 2018 |

“Workshop on harmonization of household surveys, fiscal data and national accounts: comparing approaches and establishing standards” May 17 & 18, World Inequality Lab | Paris ... Continue reading

New paper on capital taxation in Sweden
April 10, 2018 |

This new paper entitled “How should capital be taxed? Theory and evidence from Sweden”, by Spencer Bastani and Daniel Waldenström, presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of ... Continue reading

New paper on the long-run evolution of top income inequality in Croatia and Slovenia ( Working Paper 2018/8)
April 10, 2018 |

This new paper by Filip Novokmet and Nataša Kump presents findings on the long-run dynamics of income inequality in Croatia and Slovenia. ... Continue reading

New paper on rising inequality and the changing structure of political conflict ( Working Paper 2018/7)
March 31, 2018 |

In this new paper (“Brahmin Left vs Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of the Political Conflict (Evidence from France, Britain and the ... Continue reading

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