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Sala Fernando Fajnzylber

Inequality Measurement

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Mon, 15/07/2019 - 15:30 to 17:30

La siguiente lista es indicativa. Los estudiantes pueden explorar las lecturas que atraigan su interés entre el material principal de la presentación y material adicional relacionado con lo que se discutirá en la clase.



Inequality Measurement

Pen, J. (1971). Income Distribution. London: Allen Lane.

Alvaredo, F., Chancel, L., Piketty, T., Saez, E. and Gabriel Zucman (2018). World Inequality Report 2018. Harvard University Press. Online version: available here.

Alvaredo, F., Chancel, L., Piketty, T., Saez, E. and Gabriel Zucman (2018). The Elephant Curve of Global Inequality and Growth, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, pp 103-108. (The material in this paper is also included in the report but the paper presents very nicely some key points and charts in a few pages).

Regarding the World Inequality Report (online version) you are advised to pay particular attention to the following sections of the report:

  • Executive Summary, Introduction, Conclusion (pages 4-23 & 286-289)
  • Part I: The project and the measurement of economic inequality (pages 24-37)
  • Box 1.1. What type of economic inequality do we measure in the World Inequality Report?
    (page 32-33)
  • Box 2.1.1. How did we construct global income inequality measures? (page 47)
  • Box 2.1.2 Interpreting inequality graphs in this report (page 49)
  • Box 2.4.1. Measuring pre-tax and post-tax income inequality (page 88-89)
  • Box 4.1.1. Methodological note: How our projections work (Page 204)
  • Box 5.1.1. The importance of standardized inequality metrics for international
    comparisons and collective learning (pages 282 – 283)

Assouad, L., Chancel, L. and Morgan, M. (2018). Extreme Inequality: Evidence from Brazil, India, the Middle East, and South Africa. American Economic Association: Papers & Proceedings, 2018, vol. 108, p. 119-123.