Category: Inequality

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Inequality

On the global food shortage

The invasion of Ukraine has restricted exports of food and also triggered protectionist measures by other countries. Can a food crisis be avoided?

Inequality

On the distributional effects of automation

New research on the channels through which automation affects inequality. Can fiscal policies reduce automation-induced inequality?

Inequality

New trends in gender pay gaps

Can be big data and the related methodological improvements shed a new light on the gender wage gap? How sorting in marriage and labor markets affects inequality. Are women happier than men?

Inequality

Trends in global poverty

Trends in global poverty are changing and global measurement of poverty reduction might be overstated.

Inequality

On immigration and wages

Empirical evidence on how immigration affects wages is inconclusive. Or is it? Is there a bias in the research published in the top five journals? What is the effect of technology?

Inequality

Reflections on inequality

On inequality through the lens of history.  Economists worry about inequality but people worry about lack of opportunity – a new US survey.

Inequality

Capital-skill complementarity: does it still hold?

As technology changes does skilled labor still enjoy a wage premium? What is the equilibrium level of automation?

Inequality

Income inequality and macro variables

Inequality is not a distributional issue it is likely a central force shaping broader macro-economic trends.

Inequality

Are we measuring poverty incorrectly?

New research on: how to better measure the degree of economic distress felt by everyday people; what does a better price dataset imply about inequality?

Inequality

Inequality: a different perspective

Two new papers on inequality addressing why capital flows from equal to unequal  countries and whether wealth inequality is actually perceived as unfair.

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