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Anti-corruption campaign in China: An empirical investigation
April 26, 2023 |

  Using official information published by Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC, we construct a database of officials who have been found ... Continue reading

The Impact of Communist Party Membership on Wealth Distribution and Accumulation in Urban China
April 26, 2023 |

  This paper provides the first in-depth investigation into the evolution of the wealth gap between CCP and non-CCP households in urban China from 1995 ... Continue reading

Preliminary Estimates of Global Posttax Income Distributions
April 4, 2023 |

This technical note combines data from household surveys, government budgets, tax simulators, national accounts, and detailed fiscal incidence studies to construct a new database on ... Continue reading

Historical Inequality Series
April 4, 2023 |

The purpose of this technical note is to describe the construction of’s long-run per-adult income inequality series and adjustments made to ensure consistency with ... Continue reading

Wealth and Property Taxation in the United States
April 3, 2023 |

We study the history and geography of wealth accumulation in the US, using newly collected historical property tax records since the early 1800s. The US ... Continue reading

Uncovering the Dynamics of the Wealth Distribution
April 3, 2023 |

  This paper introduces a new way of decomposing the evolution of the wealth distribution using a simple continuous time stochastic model, which separates the ... Continue reading

Climate inequality report 2023, Fair taxes for a sustainable future in the global South
January 30, 2023 |

  The climate crisis has begun to disrupt human societies by severely  affecting the very foundations of human livelihood and social organisation. Climate impacts are ... Continue reading

Do the Wealthy Underreport their Income? Using General Election Filings to Study the Income-Wealth Relationship in India
January 13, 2023 |

  The income reporting behaviour of different wealth groups is a critical public finance issue that has remained under-researched in the Indian and international contexts. ... Continue reading

Household Wealth and its distribution in the Netherlands, 1854-2019
December 19, 2022 |

  We analyze the evolution of aggregate household wealth, its composition, and top wealth shares since the mid-19th century for the Netherlands, a country which ... Continue reading