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New paper on extreme income inequality in Brazil, India, the Middle-East and South Africa (WID.world Working Paper 2018/4)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

This new paper by Lydia Assouad, Lucas Chancel and Marc Morgan presents new findings about inequality dynamics in ... Continue reading

New paper on Generalized Pareto Curves (WID.world Working Paper 2018/3)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

The new paper, “Applying Generalized Pareto Curves to Inequality Analysis”, by Thomas Blanchet, Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Clara Martínez-Toledano, presents recent ... Continue reading

New paper on the transition from communism to capitalism in China and Russia (WID.world Working Paper 2018/2)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

The new paper, “From Communism to Capitalism: Private Versus Public Property and Inequality in China and Russia”, by Filip Novokmet, Thomas Piketty, Li Yang and ... Continue reading

New paper on wealth inequality in Paris, 1842-1957 (WID.world Working Paper 2018/1)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

This new paper by Thomas Piketty, Gilles Postel-Vinay and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, “The End of the Rentiers: Paris 1842-1957”, exploits a unique individual-level database collected from ... Continue reading

New note on revised and extended national wealth series for 8 countries (WID.world Working Paper 2017/23)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

This new note by Luis Bauluz presents the methodology used to update macroeconomic national wealth series for Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK ... Continue reading

New paper on global inequality dynamics (WID.world Working Paper 2017/20)
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

This new paper by Facundo Alvaredo, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman reports new estimates of global income inequality presented in the 2018 ... Continue reading

World Inequality Report 2018 Methodological Documents available
January 22, 2018 | WID.world

Five technical notes describing the methodology used for the 2018 World Inequality Report are now available on WID.world: “Technical Notes for Figures and Tables“, by Lucas ... Continue reading

Release of the World Inequality Report 2018
December 14, 2017 | WID.world

The World Inequality Report 2018, coordinated by Facundo Alvaredo, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman was released and presented today at the ... Continue reading

New paper on the evolution of top income inequality in Germany (WID.world Working Paper 2017/18)
December 10, 2017 | WID.world

This new paper by  Charlotte Bartels presents new findings on the long-run dynamics of income inequality in Germany between 1871 and 2013. Top income earners ... Continue reading