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What’s new about wealth inequality in the world?
December 22, 2023 |

The 2023 update of the World Inequality Database includes wealth inequality data up to 2022. Key findings The top 10% own nearly ¾ of the ... Continue reading

To become or not to become French: conscription, naturalization, and labor market integration
December 20, 2023 |

Migrant-receiving countries are increasingly tightening regulations governing the acquisition of various forms of residence and work permits. In this context, naturalization, which represents the final ... Continue reading

Intergenerational mobility in France
December 18, 2023 |

How much do our parents’ incomes determine how much we earn? Is there a link between how easily we move up the social ladder between ... Continue reading

Behavioral responses to wealth taxation: evidence from a Norwegian reform
December 18, 2023 |

Although only a few OECD countries currently apply progressive wealth taxes (Colombia, Norway, Spain, Switzerland), the academic and political debate on the complementary role of ... Continue reading

A response to Auten and Splinter’s denial of US inequality
December 14, 2023 |

Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman respond to Auten and Splinter’s paper published in the Journal of Political Economy in November 2023, which denies ... Continue reading

Income inequality in Canada – historical trends and regional comparisons since 1982
December 12, 2023 |

How have inequalities evolved in Canada since the 1980s? How Quebec and other provinces compare to each other? What are the most effective fiscal and ... Continue reading

The carbon footprint of capital
December 7, 2023 |

What is the carbon footprint of capital and how are emissions associated with asset ownership distributed across the population? In this paper, Lucas Chancel and ... Continue reading

Education at the centre of global poverty reduction
December 5, 2023 |

Access to schooling has improved dramatically around the world in recent decades. How useful have these investments been in reducing poverty and gender inequality? Amory ... Continue reading

The overlooked role of public goods in global poverty reduction
November 30, 2023 |

Existing poverty statistics focus on household disposable income or consumption, ignoring the large share of national income accruing to individuals in the form of public ... Continue reading