Category: Inequality

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Inequality

Did QE increase inequality after all?

New research on whether QE has increased inequality in the UK, Italy and the US.

Inequality

Ethics and inequality

When luck and cheating determine wealth how should income be redistributed?

Inequality

Views from around the world

Economists opine about the the Eurozone, Brexit and the Trump tariffs.

Inequality

Why are wages not increasing?

New research on how rising concentration in labor markets, caused by a decrease in the number of employers competing for workers, has led to suppression of wages both in the US and Europe.

Inequality

The debate over minimum wage

Novel new research on how increases in minimum wage affect employment, crime and fertility of high income families.

Inequality

The other face of inequality

Does inequality lower the chance of high IQ individuals of becoming inventors?

Inequality

“Should policymakers care about inequality?”

…not the answer you would expect!

Inequality

A wealth of information on the 1%

In 2007 which European country had wealth close to 40% of its GDP hidden in Panama? For which European country Switzerland was the main tax haven?

Inequality

The best on populism and economics

What gives rise to left-wing populism vs. right wing populism? Why is populism here to stay?

Inequality

The Universal Basic Income debate

What are the real goals of a UBI policy? What are the main problems and what experiments are being run. Is it a better policy for developing countries? How does it affect the bargaining power of workers and women?

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