Wealth vs. income inequality: Dutch survey highlights public misconceptions

May 29, 2024 |

In most countries, the gap between the rich and poor is much larger when looking at wealth than when looking at income, leading to debates


Proposals for a wealth tax package to tackle extreme inequalities in India

May 24, 2024 |

Debates on income and wealth inequality in India have gained significant momentum in recent weeks, partly following the release of our study “Income and Wealth


Call for applications: The World Inequality Lab is looking for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows

May 23, 2024 |

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


The US’ exorbitant privilege has become a rich world privilege – New study calls for a reform of the international monetary system

April 17, 2024 |

Over the past decades the world has experienced a process of financial integration and capital liberalisation that has permitted an increase in foreign capital accumulation,


Asset-price redistribution

April 15, 2024 |

Over the last several decades, there has been a large increase in asset valuations acrossmany asset classes. While these rising valuations had important effects on


Paris Conference Calls for UN Tax Convention to Combat Inequality

April 12, 2024 |

  200 economists, researchers and campaigners from across Europe and the world gathered in Paris on 14-15 March 2024 to discuss the impact of a


Institutional and Political Factors Influence Long-Term Income Inequality in Eastern Europe in the XX Century: Lessons from Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia

April 2, 2024 |

Eastern Europe has undergone dramatic socio-economic and political changes during the twentieth century. This makes the region an interesting laboratory for studying inequality and political


Top earners and the great compression in the US 1918-1949

March 28, 2024 |

Wage inequality in the United States declined substantially in the years surrounding the Second World War. This phenomenon stands out as a primary catalyst in


Domestic resources insufficient to eradicate extreme poverty, international solidarity needed

March 26, 2024 |

The very first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reads: “By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than


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