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Wealth inequality dynamics
March 31, 2020 |

How to measure wealth inequality dynamics? In this paper, Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Thomas Piketty present a new method to estimate wealth inequality. They ... Continue reading

How have inequalities in educational spending in the US evolved over the past five decades?
March 6, 2020 |

Are educational spending in the US more or less equally distributed than in the past ? This working paper by Cécile Bonneau aims to describe ... Continue reading

2019 WIL’s activity report is available
March 3, 2020 |

  We are glad to share with you the World Inequality Lab 2019 activity report Overview Extension of the World Inequality Database, in particular in ... Continue reading

Argentina’s new government and WIL to cooperate in data production
February 5, 2020 |

  Paris, February 5th, 2019  – The World Inequality Lab (WIL) met with Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina, and his delegation, composed of the Minister ... Continue reading

New paper “House Price Cycles, Wealth Inequality and Portfolio Reshuffling”
January 22, 2020 |

Business cycle dynamics can shape the wealth distribution through asset price changes, saving responses, or a combination of  both. This working paper by Clara Martinez ... Continue reading

New paper on Midcentury American Inequality
January 20, 2020 |

  The mid-20th century American decline in income inequality has been called “the greatest leveling of all time,” despite a similarly unmatched rate of economic ... Continue reading

Publication of the Human Development Report!
December 9, 2019 |

The World Inequality Lab is glad to announce its contribution to the Human Development Report 2019 “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development ... Continue reading

“Ten facts about inequality in advanced economies”
November 26, 2019 |

Economic inequality is on the rise after a historic decline, and the trend is especially dramatic in the United States, as outlines the paper “Ten ... Continue reading

“How Much are the Poor Losing from Tax Competition?”
November 8, 2019 |

How much are European citizens losing from tax competition? Would they be better-off if European countries were able to have a common fiscal tool? In ... Continue reading