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Income and Wealth Inequality in Hong Kong, 1981-2020: The Rise of Pluto-Communism?
June 30, 2022 | WID.world

In this paper, Thomas Piketty and Li Yang combine national accounts, household surveys, fiscal data, wealth rankings and election polls, in order to provide a ... Continue reading

Wealth Distribution in Germany
June 23, 2022 | WID.world

Wealth and its Distribution in Germany, 1895-2018     In this paper, Thilo N. H. Albers, Charlotte Bartels and Moritz Schularick present the first comprehensive ... Continue reading

South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Income Distribution
May 9, 2022 | WID.world

South Africa’s distributive regime is striking to all who observe it. In this paper, Adam Aboobaker situates developments in post-apartheid income distribution within key macroeconomic ... Continue reading

The Inequality (or the Growth) We Measure. Data Gaps and the Distribution of Incomes
May 2, 2022 | WID.world

  There is a large gap between income estimates used in inequality studies and macroeconomic statistics. This makes it hard to assess how economic growth ... Continue reading

Anatomy of the Global Saving Glut
April 26, 2022 | WID.world

Anatomy of the Global Saving Glut   In this paper, Luis Bauluz, Filip Novokmet and Moritz Schularick provide a distributional perspective on global saving and ... Continue reading

A brief history of inequality, by Thomas Piketty
April 22, 2022 | WID.world

“An opportunity for readers to see Piketty bring his larger argument about the origins of inequality and his program for fighting it into high relief.”— ... Continue reading

World Inequality Report 2022 – French edition is out!
April 21, 2022 | WID.world

“Read this report, shout out its messages, find ways to act upon it.” Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo     Summary: World Inequality Report 2022 – ... Continue reading

Globalization and Factor Income Taxation
April 8, 2022 | WID.world

Globalization and Factor Income Taxation   How has globalization affected the relative taxation of labor and capital, and why? In this paper, Pierre Bachas, Matthew H. ... Continue reading

Wealth Inequality in Interwar Poland
March 30, 2022 | WID.world

Wealth Inequality in Interwar Poland   In this paper, Marcin Wroński provides the first estimates of wealth inequality in Poland in the interwar period.  To estimate wealth ... Continue reading