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World Inequality Lab Receives Grant from Good Council for Redistribution
June 18, 2024 |

The Guter Rat für Rückverteilung (Good Council for Redistribution) has awarded the World Inequality Lab (WIL) a grant of €640,000 to provide better data on ... Continue reading

Taxing wealth: reporting requirements and enforcement are as important as the tax rates
June 10, 2024 |

Over the last decades, there has been extensive research on the behavioral responses to taxes. This empirically-grounded research is crucial for informing the public debate ... Continue reading

Monopoly power drives wealth inequality in Australia
June 5, 2024 |

Recent decades have seen an increase in top wealth shares and an increase in market concentration in Australia. Are excessively concentrated markets inequitable as well ... Continue reading

New Macro Update
June 3, 2024 |

What’s new in the World Inequality Database? The World Inequality Lab released its 2024 macro update with new series on: Update of the macro series ... Continue reading

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