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Pareto and the upper tail of the income distribution in the UK: 1799 to the present
The Pareto distribution has long been a source of fascination to economists, and the Pareto coefficient is widely used, in theoretical and empirical studies, as a summary of the degree of concentration of top incomes. Th...Read more...
17 October 2016
Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Pareto models, top incomes, and recent trends in UK income inequality
Stephen P Jenkins
I determine UK income inequality levels and trends by combining inequality estimates from tax return data (for the ‘rich’) and household survey data (for the ‘non-rich’), taking advantage of the better coverage of top i...Read more...
18 August 2016
Inheritance and the Distribution of Wealth
Frank A Cowell
The theory of functional equations is used to clarify the relationship between equilibrium distributions of wealth and population parameters such as the distribution of families by size, marriage patterns, tax mechanisms...Read more...
Income Distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches
Frank A Cowell, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield
Using a newly available comprehensive micro-data set we examine changes in the shape of the Brazilian income distribution during the 'lost decade' of the 1980s. We adopt alternative parametric and non-parametric approach...Read more...