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“Capital and Ideology”, by Thomas Piketty
September 12, 2019 |

“Every human society must justify its inequalities: reasons must be found because, without them, the whole political and social edifice is in danger of collapsing”. ... Continue reading

Revised national income and wealth series: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA
September 2, 2019 |

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

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

New paper on pre-tax income inequality for Poland
June 7, 2019 |

This new paper by Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet updates and revises published series on pre-tax income inequality in Poland. It replaces existing Working ... Continue reading

Top income shares for New Zealand extended to 2016
May 24, 2019 |

The series of top shares of fiscal income for New Zealand have been extended to 2016. The series have also been revised from 2000 to 2014, ... Continue reading

New paper on top incomes shares in the Netherlands
May 24, 2019 |

The new WID.word Working paper 2019/2, “Top Incomes, Income and Wealth Inequality in the Netherlands: The first 100 Years 1914–2014 – what’s next?” by Wiemer ... Continue reading