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New paper on the evolution of top income inequality in Chile ( Working Paper 2018/11)
October 4, 2018 |

This new paper by Jorge Atria, Ignacio Flores, Claudia Sanhueza and Ricardo Mayer presents new findings on the long-run evolution of top income inequality in ... Continue reading

Inequality and Redistribution in France, 1990-2018
September 25, 2018 |

The World Inequality Lab releases its second Issue Brief – in partnership with the Institut des politiques publiques (IPP): “Trois décennies d’inégalités et de redistribution ... Continue reading

Publication of the first Issue Brief
July 19, 2018 |

The World Inequality Lab inaugurates the publication of its first issue brief, composed by Amory Gethin and dedicated to the analysis of net foreign assets ... Continue reading

Update of macroeconomic aggregates to 2017
July 10, 2018 | has updated its external data on macroeconomic aggregates: national accounts and price data, as well as population indicators, are now available for 2017. ... Continue reading

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