Category: Inequality

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Inequality

On poverty

The effect on poverty from deglobalization, lockdowns. Some interesting statistics in the US.

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Why doesn’t the US have a European-style safety net?

The role of heterogeneity in ethnicity and race.

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The demonstrations in the US

Academics shed light on the current situation in the US.

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The link between inequality and political upheaval

Downward mobility rather than inequality leads to political upheaval, according to two new research papers.

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The revolts of 2019

Branko Milanovic wonders why the world is in uproar and Nicola Gennaioli and Guido Tabellini offer a possible explanation.

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The billionaire problem

Mankiw of Harvard, Farmer of Warwick and Johnson of MIT debate over billionaires’ contributions to the economy.

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Chile: an extreme economy

The Chilean economy was considered Latin America’s most prosperous and law-abiding country. Why then did the Chilean government shot and killed 16 people in two days of socially motivated riots?

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Are inequality measures biased?

New research paper rebukes Piketty’s inequality findings for the US.

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Capitalism in the 21st century

Branko Milanovic writes about the two types of capitalism represented by the US and China. Have the idle rich replaced the working rich?

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Is there an optimal immigration policy?

New research that examines which immigration policy maximizes the welfare of the native population and increase long term growth.

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