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The World Inequality Lab is looking for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows
June 29, 2023 |

  Are you a postdoctoral researcher working on inequality dynamics? Are you based outside of France and willing to expand your experience with a stay ... Continue reading

Stranded Fossel-fuel Assets and Climate Action in the US and Europe
June 23, 2023 |

Potential pension fund losses should not deter high-income countries from bold climate action Containing global temperature rise to 1.5° in order to meet the Paris ... Continue reading

Public Attitudes Toward Redistributive Policies for Poverty Reduction and Climate Change
June 19, 2023 |

Recent surveys in high and middle-income countries reveal substantial support for globally redistributive policies for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation, especially for a global ... Continue reading

Is Charitable Giving Political? Evidence from Wealth and Income Tax Returns in France
June 19, 2023 |

There has been a rise in philanthropy in Western democracies in recent years. In France, charitable giving increased by 78.6% increase between 2006 and 2019. ... Continue reading

Trading Non-tradables: the Implications of Europe’s Job Posting Policy
June 19, 2023 |

This paper examines the impacts of the EU posting policy, a large trade and temporary migration programme facilitated by the free provision of services. The ... Continue reading

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