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

June 10, 2024 |

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


Monopoly power drives wealth inequality in Australia

June 5, 2024 |

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


New Macro Update

June 3, 2024 |

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


Wealth vs. income inequality: Dutch survey highlights public misconceptions

May 29, 2024 |

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


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

May 24, 2024 |

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


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

May 23, 2024 |

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


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

April 17, 2024 |

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,


Asset-price redistribution

April 15, 2024 |

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


Paris Conference Calls for UN Tax Convention to Combat Inequality

April 12, 2024 |

  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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