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Climate change & the global inequality of carbon emissions
October 21, 2021 |

Climate change & the global inequality of carbon emissions, 1990-2020   In this paper, Lucas Chancel estimates global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inequality between 1990 ... Continue reading

Can Redistribution Keep Up with Inequality?
September 20, 2021 |

Can Redistribution Keep Up with Inequality? Evidence from South Africa, 1993-2019 In this paper, Aroop Chatterjee, Léo Czajka and Amory Gethin shed new light on ... Continue reading

Discover our new website:
September 8, 2021 |

    We are thrilled to announce that the World Inequality Lab has launched a new website: The aim of this website is to ... Continue reading

Article by Facundo Alvaredo, Denis Cogneau and Thomas Piketty published in the Journal of Development Economics
September 7, 2021 |

    The article “Income inequality under colonial rule. Evidence from French Algeria, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Vietnam and comparisons with British colonies 1920–1960”, by Facundo ... Continue reading

New book: “Brève histoire de l’égalité”, by Thomas Piketty (French)
August 26, 2021 |

« Les questions économiques sont trop importantes pour être laissées à une petite classe de spécialistes et de dirigeants. La réappropriation citoyenne de ce savoir ... Continue reading

Newsletter | July 2021
July 22, 2021 |

  📚 Book: “Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities” Who votes for whom and why? Why has growing inequality in many parts of the world not ... Continue reading

Global Income Inequality, 1820-2020
July 20, 2021 |

Global Income Inequality, 1820-2020: The Persistence and Mutation of Extreme Inequality   In this paper, Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty mobilize newly available historical series from ... Continue reading

Income and Wealth Inequality in Hong Kong
July 15, 2021 |

Income and Wealth Inequality in Hong Kong, 1981-2020: The Rise of Pluto-Communism?   In this paper, Thomas Piketty and Li Yang combine national accounts, household surveys, ... Continue reading

Top Income Adjustments and Inequality
July 13, 2021 |

Top Income Adjustments and Inequality:  An Investigation of the EU-SILC   In this paper, Rafael Carranza, Marc Morgan and Brian Nolan use the top income ... Continue reading