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The spatial dimensions of top income concentration and income inequality in Italy
July 9, 2024 |

The study of income distribution and inequality at the national and global levels has a long tradition in economics. Yet, detailed distributional estimates at finer ... Continue reading

‘Political cleavages and social inequalities’ now available in Greek
July 4, 2024 |

Who votes for whom and why? Why has growing inequality in many parts of the world not led to renewed class-based conflicts, and seems instead ... Continue reading

The beginning of the end of tripartition? European elections and social inequalities in France, 1994-2024
June 24, 2024 |

The Rassemblent national came out clearly on top in the 2024 European elections in France. How do these results fit into the country’s electoral history? ... Continue reading

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

Wealth vs. income inequality: Dutch survey highlights public misconceptions
May 29, 2024 |

In most countries, the gap between the rich and poor is much larger when looking at wealth than when looking at income, leading to debates ... Continue reading

Proposals for a wealth tax package to tackle extreme inequalities in India
May 24, 2024 |

Debates on income and wealth inequality in India have gained significant momentum in recent weeks, partly following the release of our study “Income and Wealth ... Continue reading