January 22, 2018
Written by WID.world

New paper on Generalized Pareto Curves (WID.world Working Paper 2018/3)

The new paper, “Applying Generalized Pareto Curves to Inequality Analysis”, by Thomas Blanchet, Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Clara Martínez-Toledano, presents recent methodological improvements in inequality reasearch. In particular, it shows how the generalized Pareto interpolation method implemented in gpinter can be used to reconstruct entire distributions of income and wealth based on coarsely tabulated data as is often available from administrative sources.