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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

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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

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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

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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.”—

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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 –

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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.

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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

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Newsletter | March 2022

March 29, 2022 | WID.world

📥 Read or download the newsletter (pdf) 🔔 Subscribe to the newsletter: click here       Data visualization: Realtime Inequality   The impact of

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Effective sanctions against oligarchs and the role of a European Asset Registry

March 16, 2022 | WID.world

  Summary This note, by Theresa Neef, Panayiotis Nicolaides, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, and Gabriel Zucman, provides data on wealth inequality in Russia and advocates

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