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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

New paper on income inequality and ethnic cleavages in Malaysia, 1984-2014
July 11, 2019 |

This new paper by Muhammed Abdul Khalid and Li Yang (and the associated issue brief) documents the evolution of income inequality in Malaysia, not only ... Continue reading

Update of macroeconomic aggregates to 2018
July 8, 2019 | has updated its external data on macroeconomic aggregates: national accounts and price data, as well as population indicators, are now available for 2018. ... Continue reading

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