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Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers

Median Independent Inequality Orderings Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin
October 2010
Paper No' DARP 103:
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JEL Classification: I3, I1


Tags: ordered response data; equivalence relations; inequality orderings; inequality measures

Tax Compliance by Firms and Audit Policy Ralph Bayer and Frank A Cowell
September 2010
Paper No' DARP 102:
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JEL Classification: H20, H21


Tags: tax compliance; evasion; oligopoly

Redistributive Taxation, Public Expenditure and the Size of Government Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Joan Esteban
December 2009
Paper No' DARP 095:
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JEL Classification: H23, H50 O50


Tags: government policy; income taxation; public expenditure

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

Inequality Decomposition - A Reconciliation Frank A Cowell and Carlo V. Fiorio
April 2009
Paper No' DARP 100:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; decomposition

The Class of Absolute Decomposable Inequality Measures Kristof Bosmans and Frank A Cowell
February 2009
Paper No' DARP 099:
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JEL Classification: D63; H20; H21


Tags: inequality measures; decomposability; translation invariance

Corporate Tax Competition and Public Capital Stock Pedro Gomes and François Pouget
March 2008
Paper No' DARP 096:
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Income Distribution and Inequality Frank A Cowell
October 2007
Paper No' DARP 094:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63

Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours Wulf Gaertner, Frank A Cowell and Yoram Amiel
October 2007
Paper No' DARP 093:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: social welfare; inequality; justice; risk; questionnaire experiments.

Inequality Measurement for Ordered Response Health Data Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin
June 2007
Paper No' DARP 092:
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JEL Classification: 13; 11


Tags: self-reported health status; inequality orderings; inequality measures.

Modelling Lorenz Curves: robust and semi-parametric issues Frank A Cowell and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser
March 2007
Paper No' DARP 091:
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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

Modelling Vulnerability in the UK Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Frank A Cowell
February 2007
Paper No' DARP 089:
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JEL Classification: D1; D31; I32


Tags: income variability; vulnerability; income dynamics; bhps

Inequality and Envy Frank A Cowell and Udo Ebert
December 2006
Paper No' DARP 088:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; envy; transfer principle.

Growth and inequality: a demographic explanation Kazutoshi Miyazawa
December 2006
Paper No' DARP 087:
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JEL Classification: D31; J13; O41


Tags: inequality; growth; fertility; accidental bequest.

Inequality: Measurement Frank A Cowell
August 2006
Paper No' DARP 086:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: inequality; social welfare; ranking.

To Be or not To Be Involved: A Questionnaire-Experimental View on Harsanyi’s Utilitarian Ethics Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell and Wulf Gaertner June 2006
Paper No' DARP 085:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: impartial observer theorem; utilitarianism; welfare.

Rethinking Inequality Decomposition: Comment Frank A Cowell and Carlo V. Fiorio
June 2006
Paper No' DARP 082:
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Gini, Deprivation and Complaints Frank A Cowell
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 084:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; deprivation; complaints; lorenz ordering.

Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes Ramses H. Abul Naga and Pierre-Yves Geoffard
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 083:
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JEL Classification: D31; D63


Tags: multidimensional inequality; relative indices; correlation increasing transfers; copulas.

Tax Compliance and Firms’ Strategic Interdependence Ralph Bayer and Frank A Cowell
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 081:
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JEL Classification: H20;H21


Tags: tax compliance; evasion; oligopoly

Hierarchic contracting Rafael Hortala-Vallve and Miguel Sanchez
September 2005
Paper No' DARP 073:
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JEL Classification: D80; J30; L22; M12


Tags: principal-multi-agent relationships; moral hazard; team production; decentralisation; hierarchies; contract design

Risk-Adjusted Poverty in Argentina: Measurement and Determinants Guillermo Cruces and Quentin Wodon
September 2003
Paper No' DARP 072:
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Tags: risk; poverty; argentina.

Argentina's Crises and the Poor, 1995-2002 Guillermo Cruces and Quentin Wodon
July 2003
Paper No' DARP 071:
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JEL Classification: D63; D81; I32


Tags: poverty; unemployment; argentina.

Preference Reversals and the Analysis of Income Distributions Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell, Leima Davidovitz and Avraham Polovin March 2003
Paper No' DARP 066:
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Tags: preference reversals; social welfare; inequality; risk and experiments.

Risk and Inequality Perceptions Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
July 2001
Paper No' DARP 055:
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Tags: risk; inequality; income transformations.

Happiness in Transition: The Case of Kyrgyzstan Ceema Zahra Namazie and Peter Sanfey
July 1998
Paper No' DARP 040:
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Tags: happiness; kyrgyzstan; transition; welfare

Income Mobility: A Robust Approach Frank A Cowell and Christian Schluter
July 1998
Paper No' DARP 037:
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Tags: mobility measures; robustness; data contamination

Statistical Inference for Lorenz Curves with Censored Data Frank A Cowell and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser
June 1998
Paper No' DARP 035:
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Tags: lorenz curve; sampling errors

Inequality, Welfare and Monotonicity Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
April 1997
Paper No' DARP 029:
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Tags: inequality; social welfare monotonicity

Income Transformation and Income Inequality (published in Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution & Scientific Methodology: Essays in Honour of Camilo Dagum, Daniel Slottje (ed)(Physica Verlag, 1999, pp.209-232) Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell January 1997
Paper No' DARP 024:
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Tags: inequality; transformation direction

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

Workers or Employers: Who is Shaping Wage Inequality in Portugal? Ana Rute Cardosa
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 022:
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Tags: wage structure; inequality decomposition; portugal; firm

Robust Estimation of Income Distribution Models with Grouped Data, (revised version published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association 92 (1997), pp. 333-340) Elvezio Ronchetti and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser June 1996
Paper No' DARP 019:
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Tags: diagnostics; grouping effects; influence function; local shift sensitivity; m-estimators; minimum hellinger distance estimators; minimum power divergence estimators; optimal b-robust estimators.

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

Income Mobility in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data Christian Schluter
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 017:
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Tags: income mobility; kernel density estimates; transition matrices

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

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

Poverty Dynamics in Spain: A study of transitions in the 1990s Olga Cantó-Sánchez
February 1996
Paper No' DARP 015:
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Tags: income dynamics; poverty; mobility; transitions; spain; panel data; duration dependence; permanent poor; transitory poor; household

Distributional Orderings and the Transfer Principle: A Re-Examination (Now published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol.8 (1998), pp.195-215) Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell January 1996
Paper No' DARP 014:
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Tags: transfer principle; principle of transfers; pigou; dalton

Welfare Judgements in the Presence Contaminated Data, (published in Econometrica, vol. 70 (2002), pp. 1221-1233) Frank A Cowell and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser January 1996
Paper No' DARP 013:
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Tags: welfare dominance; lorenz curve; robustness

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.

The Allocation of Benefits underUncertainty: A Decision-Theoretic Framework Ramses H. Abul Naga
May 1995
Paper No' DARP 010:
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Tags: poverty; imperfect information; allocation of benefits

The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (published in Empirical Economics, vol.22 (1997), pp.571-588) Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell July 1994
Paper No' DARP 005:
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Tags: poverty; poverty axioms; inequality; transfer principle; monotonocity

How much inequality can we explain? A methodology and an application to the USA (Now published in The Economic Journal, vol.105, no.429 (March 1995), pp. 421-430) Frank A Cowell and Stephen P Jenkins May 1994
Paper No' DARP 007:
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Tags: inequality; decomposition

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

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