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CASE Paper
Inequality and the Capability Approach Tania Burchardt and Rod Hick
January 2017
Paper No' CASE/201:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D31


Tags: capability approach; inequality; distribution; advantage; measurement; poverty; income; wealth; multidimensional

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CASE Paper
Pareto and the upper tail of the income distribution in the UK: 1799 to the present A.B. Atkinson
October 2016
Paper No' CASE/198:
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JEL Classification: D63; I31; N33


Tags: pareto; income; distribution; tail

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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Pareto models, top incomes, and recent trends in UK income inequality Stephen P Jenkins
August 2016
Paper No' PEP 30:
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JEL Classification: C46; C81; D31


Tags: inequality; top incomes; pareto distribution; generalized pareto distribution; survey under-coverage; hbai; spi

Econometrics Paper
Testing for Breaks in Regression Models with Dependent Data Violetta Dalla and Javier Hidalgo
March 2015
Paper No' EM/2015/584:
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JEL Classification: C14; C22


Tags: nonparametric regression; breaks; smoothness; strong dependence; extreme-values distribution; frequency domain bootstrap algorithms.

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CASE Paper
The income distribution in the UK: A picture of advantage and disadvantage Stephen P Jenkins
February 2015
Paper No' CASE/186:
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JEL Classification: D31; I32


Tags: inequality; poverty; affluence; income distribution; united kingdom

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CASE Paper
Piketty in the long run Frank A Cowell
February 2015
Paper No' CASE/185:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: long run; income distribution; wealth distribution; inequality; inheritance; equilibrium

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SPCC Research Report
The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, Amanda Fitzgerald, John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Polina Obolenskaya, Kitty Stewart, Stephanie Thomson, Rebecca Tunstall and Polly Vizard January 2015
Paper No' SPCCRR04:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

Economics of Industry Paper
Multiproduct Firms, Income Distribution, and Trade Marcia M Schafgans and Joachim Stibora
April 2014
Paper No' EI 52:
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JEL Classification: F12


Tags: multiproduct firms; endogenous product scope; product quality; income distribution; discrete choice; trade liberalization; oligopoly;

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SPCC Research Report
Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010 Ruth Lupton, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard
July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR01:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Mobility in China Yi Chen and Frank A Cowell
April 2013
Paper No' PEP 18:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: mobility measurement; income distribution

Econometrics Paper
Testing for Structural Stability in the Whole Sample Javier Hidalgo and Myung Hwan Seo
September 2012
Paper No' EM/2013/561:
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JEL Classification: C12, C32.


Tags: structural stability; gmm estimation; strong approximation; extreme value distribution.

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CASE Paper
The distribution of total greenhouse gas emissions by households in the UK, and some implications for social policy Ian Gough, Saamah Abdallah, Victoria Johnson, Josh Ryan-Collins and Cindy Smith July 2011
Paper No' CASE/152:
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JEL Classification: H23, I32


Tags: household income distribution; greenhouse gas emissions; carbon policies; social policies; direct and embodied emissions

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CASE Paper
Inequality among the Wealthy Frank A Cowell
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/150:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: wealth distribution

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
The Tyranny Puzzle in Welfare Economics: An empirical investigation Frank A Cowell, Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden
May 2010
Paper No' PEP 05:
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JEL Classification: H20, H21.


Tags: keywords: social welfare; aggregation; questionnaire; income distribution

Development Discussion Paper
The Reversal of Fortune Thesis Reconsidered Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Elliott Green
April 2010
Paper No' EOPP 016:
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Tags: income distribution; population density; reversal of fortune; urbanization.

CASE Report
An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel The report looks at the relationship between people’s economic outcomes and their characteristics and finds that inequalities in people's economic positions are also related to their characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion and education. John Hills
January 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 60:
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Tags: inequality; economic inequalities in the uk; educational outcomes; employment status; wages and earnings; individual income; incomes on a household basis; household wealth; distributions of economic outcomes; education; employment; wages and earnings; gender; age; ethnicity and religion; disability; sexual orientation; social class; housing tenure; nation and region; area deprivation;

DARP Paper
Goodness-of-Fit: An Economic Approach Frank A Cowell, Emmanuel Flachaire and Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
April 2009
Paper No' DARP 101:
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JEL Classification: D63; C10


Tags: goodness of fit; discrepancy; income distribution; inequality measurement

DARP Paper
Statistical Inference for Multidimensional Inequality Indices Ramses H. Abul Naga
August 2008
Paper No' DARP 097:
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JEL Classification: D63;C43


Tags: multidimensional inequality indices; large sample distributions; standard errors.

DARP Paper
On the Measurement of Polarisation: A questionnaire study Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell and Xavier Ramos
March 2007
Paper No' DARP 090:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: polarisation; income distribution; inequality

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CASE Paper
Tibor Barna: The redistributive impact of taxes and social policies in the UK: 1937-2005 Howard Glennerster
December 2006
Paper No' CASE/115:
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JEL Classification: I30


Tags: income redistribution; taxation; social benefits

Political Economy and Public Policy Paper
The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland Lars P. Feld, Justina A.V. Fischer and Gebhard Kirchgässner October 2006
Paper No' PEPP 23:
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JEL Classification: D7; D78; I30; H75; H11


Tags: income redistribution; direct democracy; referenda; initiatives.

Econometrics Paper
TESTING FOR STOCHASTIC MONOTONICITY Sokbae Lee, Oliver Linton and Yoon-Jae Whang
August 2006
Paper No' EM/2006/504:
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JEL Classification: C14; C15


Tags: distribution function; extreme value theory; gaussian process; monotonicity.

DARP Paper
Static and Dynamic Poverty in Spain, 1993-2000,(published in Hacienda Pública, no 179 (2007), pp. 51-77) Elena Bárcena Martín and Frank A Cowell January 2006
Paper No' DARP 077:
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JEL Classification: D1; D31; I32


Tags: echp; exit rate; income distribution; poverty dynamics; re-entry rate; spain; static poverty.

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CASE Paper
Perceptions of Redistribution: Report on exploratory qualitative research Alan Hedges
March 2005
Paper No' CASE 096:
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JEL Classification: I38


Tags: redistribution; attitudes; taxation; public spending

Econometrics Paper
Forecasting the density of asset returns Trino-Manuel Niguez and Javier Perote
October 2004
Paper No' EM/2004/479:
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JEL Classification: C16; C53; G12


Tags: density forecasting; edgeworth-sargan distribution; probability integral transformations; p-value plots; var

Theoretical Economics Paper
Public Education for the Minority, Private Education for the Majority Gilat Levy
March 2004
Paper No' TE/2004/470:
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Tags: education; redistribution; political parties.

Theoretical Economics Paper
Credit Rationing, Wealth Inequality, and Allocation of Talent Maitreesh Ghatak, Massimo Morelli and Tomas Sjostrom
October 2002
Paper No' TE/2002/441:
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Tags: occupational choice; adverse selection; wealth distribution; credit rationing.

Development Economics Paper
Commodity Taxation and Social Welfare: The Generalised Ramsey Rule David Coady and Jean Drèze
September 2000
Paper No' DEDPS 27:
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Tags: commodity taxation; efficiency; redistribution; shadow prices

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CASE Paper
Taxation for the Enabling State John Hills
August 2000
Paper No' CASE 041:
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Tags: tax; public spending; inequality; public attitudes; redistribution

Theoretical Economics Paper
Read My Lips: The Political Economy of Information Transmission Timothy Besley and Rohini Pande
July 1998
Paper No' TE/1998/355:
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Tags: political economy; cheap talk; redistribution; development

DARP Paper
Inheritance and the Distribution of Wealth Frank A Cowell
May 1998
Paper No' DARP 034:
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Tags: inheritance; wealth; pareto distribution

Econometrics Paper
Semiparametric Estimation of a Sample Selection Model: A Simulation Study Marcia M Schafgans
March 1997
Paper No' EM/1997/326:
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Tags: sample selection models; semiparametric estimation; error distributions; bandwidth parameter; two-step parametric estimator.

DARP Paper
Growing Apart: Inequality and Poverty Trends in Brazil in the 1980s Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 023:
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Tags: inequality; poverty; income distribution; welfare; brazil

Econometrics Paper
Testing for a Slowly Changing Level with Special Reference to Stochastic Volatility - (Now published in 'Journal of Econometrics', 87 (1998), pp.167-189.) Andrew C Harvey and Mariane Streibel March 1996
Paper No' EM/1996/306:
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Tags: exchange rates; garch model; locally best invariant test; serial correlation; stochastic volatility; unobserved components; von mises distribution.

DARP Paper
Family Instability, Family Incomes and Inequality Frank A Cowell
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 012:
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Tags: inequality; income distribution; family composition

DARP Paper
Income Distribution and Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data Christian Schluter
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 016:
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; tax-benefit system

DARP Paper
Income Distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches Frank A Cowell, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield March 1996
Paper No' DARP 021:
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; kernel density estimation; pareto functions; brazil

Econometrics Paper
Empirics for Economic Growth and Convergence (Now published in European Economic Review, vol.40, no.6 (1996), pp.1353-1375.) Danny Quah  1995
Paper No' EM/1995/281:
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Tags: evolving distributions; galton's fallacy; polarization; regional dynamics; stochastic kernel; unit root.

Economics of Industry Paper
The Size Distribution of Businesses, Part I: A Benchmark Case John Sutton
December 1995
Paper No' EI 09:
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Tags: market structure; size distribution of firms

Econometrics Paper
Aggregate and Regional Disagggregate Fluctuations (Now published in Empirical Economics (1996), vol.21, no.1, pp.137-159.) Danny Quah August 1995
Paper No' EM/1995/290:
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Tags: aggregate disturbance; business cycle; distribution dynamics; regional fluctuation; stochastic kernel.

DARP Paper
Public Pension Reform, Demographics ,and Inequality Robert K von Weizsäcker
June 1995
Paper No' DARP 011:
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Tags: income distribution; population ageing; old-age insurance reform; fiscal-demographic policy conflicts; social policy design.

Econometrics Paper
Convergence Empirics Across Economies with (Some)Capital Mobility (Now published in Journal of Economic Growth, vol.1, No.1 ( March 1996),pp.95-124.) Danny Quah  1994
Paper No' EM/1994/275:
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Tags: growth and fluctuations; cross-country distribution of income; convergence hypothesis; intra-distribution mobility; capital investment

DARP Paper
Why not to aggregate up: the influence of aggregation on the ordering of distributions Stephen Howes
October 1993
Paper No' DARP 002:
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Tags: aggregation; income distribution

Theoretical Economics Paper
Imperfect Capital Markets and Persistence of Initial Wealth Inequalities Thomas Piketty
November 1992
Paper No' TE/1992/255:
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Tags: wealth distribution; credit rationing; multiplicity.

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: A Survey Joan Costa Font and Frank A Cowell

Paper No' PEP 15:
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JEL Classification: H1, I3.


Tags: social identity; preferences for redistribution; inequal- ity; diversity; redistributive institutions.