Category: Inequality

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Inequality

New research on inequality

A heterogeneous agent model that shows how inequality arises in economies that transition to different types of production. How does inequality contribute to financial instability?

Inequality

New measures of inequality

Novel data that highlight the advantages of consumption measures over income measures of inequality.

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What have women won?

Claudia Goldin’s recent research on why the anti-women’s rights movement in the U.S.  gained traction and on what happens to the earnings gap as women reach middle-age.

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New research on inequality in the U.S.

New research examines the latest trends in gender and race earnings gap, college wage premium and the role of the household as a source of redistribution. How has digitalization impacted consumption inequality?

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Inequality and cost of living

New research on how the assumption of non-homothetic preferences in models with high income dispersion affects the cost of living.

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Refugees in the EU

Which country-specific policies attract refugees? What are the short and long-term effects of the refugee inflow on EU economies?

Inequality

New research on inequality

How has global inequality evolved since 1820? A new methodology to measure within country inequality in real-time.

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Inequality and aggregate fluctuations

In a highly unequal economy social comparisons can lead to more risk taking or high precautionary savings depending on whether households engage in upward or downward comparisons.

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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?

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On the distributional effects of automation

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

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