Category: Inequality

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Inequality

Thoughts on inclusive prosperity

The perils of knowledge biased growth and a taxonomy of policies that can lead to inclusive prosperity.

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A tale of two labor markets

Where did female labor force participation fared worse and where better during the COVID crisis?

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Inequality and asset prices

Two new research papers on how changing asset prices increase inequality.

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Can we fix inequality?

A granular view of the link between capitalism and inequality (Milanovic,Ranaldi), as well as which policies are necessary to reduce it (Blanchard, Rodrik).

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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