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Taxing wealth: reporting requirements and enforcement are as important as the tax rates

June 10, 2024 | WID.world

Over the last decades, there has been extensive research on the behavioral responses to taxes. This empirically-grounded research is crucial for informing the public debate

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Monopoly power drives wealth inequality in Australia

June 5, 2024 | WID.world

Recent decades have seen an increase in top wealth shares and an increase in market concentration in Australia. Are excessively concentrated markets inequitable as well

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New Macro Update

June 3, 2024 | WID.world

What’s new in the World Inequality Database? The World Inequality Lab released its 2024 macro update with new series on: Update of the macro series

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Wealth vs. income inequality: Dutch survey highlights public misconceptions

May 29, 2024 | WID.world

In most countries, the gap between the rich and poor is much larger when looking at wealth than when looking at income, leading to debates

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Proposals for a wealth tax package to tackle extreme inequalities in India

May 24, 2024 | WID.world

Debates on income and wealth inequality in India have gained significant momentum in recent weeks, partly following the release of our study “Income and Wealth

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Call for applications: The World Inequality Lab is looking for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows

May 23, 2024 | WID.world

Are you a postdoctoral researcher working on inequality dynamics? Are you based outside of France and willing to expand your experience with a stay at

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The US’ exorbitant privilege has become a rich world privilege – New study calls for a reform of the international monetary system

April 17, 2024 | WID.world

Over the past decades the world has experienced a process of financial integration and capital liberalisation that has permitted an increase in foreign capital accumulation,

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Asset-price redistribution

April 15, 2024 | WID.world

Over the last several decades, there has been a large increase in asset valuations acrossmany asset classes. While these rising valuations had important effects on

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Paris Conference Calls for UN Tax Convention to Combat Inequality

April 12, 2024 | WID.world

  200 economists, researchers and campaigners from across Europe and the world gathered in Paris on 14-15 March 2024 to discuss the impact of a

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