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The US’ exorbitant privilege has become a rich world privilege – New study calls for a reform of the international monetary system
April 17, 2024 |

Over the past decades the world has experienced a process of financial integration and capital liberalisation that has permitted an increase in foreign capital accumulation, ... Continue reading

Asset-price redistribution
April 15, 2024 |

Over the last several decades, there has been a large increase in asset valuations acrossmany asset classes. While these rising valuations had important effects on ... Continue reading

Paris Conference Calls for UN Tax Convention to Combat Inequality
April 12, 2024 |

  200 economists, researchers and campaigners from across Europe and the world gathered in Paris on 14-15 March 2024 to discuss the impact of a ... Continue reading

Institutional and Political Factors Influence Long-Term Income Inequality in Eastern Europe in the XX Century: Lessons from Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia
April 2, 2024 |

Eastern Europe has undergone dramatic socio-economic and political changes during the twentieth century. This makes the region an interesting laboratory for studying inequality and political ... Continue reading

Top earners and the great compression in the US 1918-1949
March 28, 2024 |

Wage inequality in the United States declined substantially in the years surrounding the Second World War. This phenomenon stands out as a primary catalyst in ... Continue reading

Domestic resources insufficient to eradicate extreme poverty, international solidarity needed
March 26, 2024 |

The very first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reads: “By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than ... Continue reading

Economic inequality in India: the “Billionaire Raj” is now more unequal than the British colonial Raj
March 19, 2024 |

Given its geographic size and population, now the largest in the world, the distribution of economic growth in India has significant implications for global inequality ... Continue reading

Bina Agarwal and James Boyce win first “Global Inequality Research Award”
March 8, 2024 |

In recent decades, the study of global inequalities has experienced a remarkable boom: economic, social and environmental inequalities have been the subject of a growing ... Continue reading

Seventy-five years of measuring income inequality in Latin America
March 6, 2024 |

Long considered one of the most unequal regions in the world, Latin America also has a rich history of producing statistics on inequality and poverty. ... Continue reading