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

  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 | WID.world

  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

Rethinking Capital and Wealth Taxation
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

This paper reviews recent developments in the theory and practice of optimal capital taxation. We emphasize three main rationales for capital taxation. First, the frontier ... Continue reading

Top Wealth in America: A Reexamination
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

  Recent estimates of US top wealth shares obtained by capitalizing income tax returns (Saez and Zucman, 2020; Smith, Zidar and Zwick, 2022) are close ... Continue reading

Distributional National Accounts for Australia, 1991-2018
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

  We produce estimates of the full distribution of all national income in Australia for the period 1991 to 2018, by combining household survey with ... Continue reading

Distributional National Accounts of Taiwan, 1991-2017
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

  We construct the pre-tax Distributional National Accounts (DINA) of Taiwan from 1981 to 2017 using survey data. Our DINA individual income series demonstrates a ... Continue reading

Real-Time Inequality
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

  This paper constructs high-frequency and timely income distributions for the United States. We develop a methodology to combine the information contained in high-frequency public ... Continue reading

More Unequal or Not as Rich? Revisiting the Latin American Exception
December 19, 2022 | WID.world

  Latin America is often portrayed as a global exception to the rising or consolidating income inequality trends of the early twenty-first century. However, the ... Continue reading

Measuring the Carbon Content of Wealth Evidence from France and Germany
November 19, 2022 | WID.world

This paper estimates the distribution of annual wealth-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in France and Germany, using a novel method to combine newly released air ... Continue reading