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This paper by Luis Bauluz presents updated series of national wealth and of capital-labor shares of national income for the eight countries covered by Piketty ... Continue reading

New paper on urban elite transformation in China, 1988-2013
August 12, 2019 |

This new paper by Li Yang, Filip Novokmet and Branko Milanovic studies social transformations in urban China between 1988 and 2013. For the first time, ... Continue reading

Eighth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ)
July 16, 2019 |

From 3 to 5 July 2019, the World Inequality Lab hosted the Eighth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ). This ... Continue reading

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