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Reference data to track economic inequality at the global level, within countries and over time. Based on the systematic combination of national accounts, survey and fiscal data.

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Open access data, easy-to-use visualization tools and transparent methodology for researchers, civil society, business and political communities.

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Argentina’s new government and WIL to cooperate in data production
February 5, 2020 |

  Paris, February 5th, 2019  – The World Inequality Lab (WIL) met with Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina, and his delegation, composed of the Minister ... Continue reading

New paper “House Price Cycles, Wealth Inequality and Portfolio Reshuffling”
January 22, 2020 |

Business cycle dynamics can shape the wealth distribution through asset price changes, saving responses, or a combination of  both. This working paper by Clara Martinez ... Continue reading

New paper on Midcentury American Inequality
January 20, 2020 |

  The mid-20th century American decline in income inequality has been called “the greatest leveling of all time,” despite a similarly unmatched rate of economic ... Continue reading

Publication of the Human Development Report!
December 9, 2019 |

The World Inequality Lab is glad to announce its contribution to the Human Development Report 2019 “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development ... Continue reading

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