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Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)

The authors present an improved panel database of national household surveys between 1988 and 2008. In 2008, the global Gini index is around 70.5 percent, having declined by approximately 2 Gini points. ... See More +

Journal Article 129184 AUG 12, 2015

Lakner,Christoph; Milanovic,Branko L. Disclosed

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the 21st century." It focuses on the new contributions of the book, and in particular on its unified treatment of economic growth, functional income distribution, and concentration of personal income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6974 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic,Branko L.; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

The return of patrimonial capitalism : a review of Thomas Piketty’s capital in the twenty-first century (English)

Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty provides a unified theory of the functioning of the capitalist economy by linking theories of economic growth and functional and personal income distributions. ... See More +

Journal Article 92939 JUN 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)

Press coverage of the Egyptian revolution, both local and international, made frequent use of the word "inequality" to describe one of the factors that generated discontent. ... See More +

Publication 86473 JAN 01, 2014

Al-Shawarby, Sherine; El Tawila, Sahar; El-Majeed, Enas Ali A.; Gadallah,May; Milanovic,Branko L.; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)

The paper presents a newly compiled and improved database of national household surveys between 1988 and 2008. In 2008, the global Gini index is around 70.5 percent having declined by approximately 2 Gini points over this twenty year period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6719 DEC 01, 2013

Lakner, Christoph; Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

The inequality possibility frontier : extensions and new applications (English)

This paper extends the Inequality Possibility Frontier approach in two methodological directions. It allows the social minimum to increase with the average income of a society, and it derives all the Inequality Possibility Frontier statistics for two other inequality measures besides the Gini. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6449 MAY 01, 2013

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)

The paper presents an overview of calculations of global inequality, recently and over the long-run as well as main controversies and political and philosophical implications of the findings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6259 NOV 01, 2012

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Taxes, transfers, and income redistribution in Latin America; Income inequality in Europe and the U.S.: regional vs. social-class inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 71400 JUL 01, 2012

Lusting, Nora; Milanovic, Branko English, Spanish Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Taxes, transfers, and income redistribution in Latin America; Income inequality in Europe and the U.S.: regional vs. social-class inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 71400 JUL 01, 2012

Lusting, Nora; Milanovic, Branko English, French Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Taxes, transfers, and income redistribution in Latin America; Income inequality in Europe and the U.S.: regional vs. social-class inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 71400 JUL 01, 2012

Lusting, Nora; Milanovic, Branko French, Spanish Disclosed

Explaining the demand for sovereignty (English)

Why do groups want to secede and where are we most likely to see demands for self-determination? This paper proposes an economic explanation whereby a tradeoff between income and sovereignty implies that, other things being equal, richer regions are more likely to want more autonomy and conflict arises due to a disparity between desired and actual levels of sovereignty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5888 NOV 01, 2011

Sambanis, Nicholas; Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Global inequality of opportunity : how much of our income is determined by where we live? (English)

Suppose that all people in the world are allocated only two characteristics over which they have (almost) no control: country of residence and income distribution within that country. ... See More +

Journal Article 94672 OCT 01, 2011

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Global inequality : from class to location, from proletarians to migrants (English)

Inequality between world citizens in mid-19th century was such that at least a half of it could be explained by income differences between workers and capital-owners in individual countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5820 SEP 01, 2011

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis : an assessment (English)

This paper discusses and assesses critiques of the aurhor's reformulation of the median voter hypothesis and its testing. The author rephrases and redefines more correctly the redistribution hypothesis and clarifies its relationship with the median voter hypothesis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5145 DEC 01, 2009

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries (English)

Using social tables, the author makes an estimate of global inequality (inequality among world citizens) in the early 19th century. The analysis shows that the level and composition of global inequality have changed over the past two centuries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5044 SEP 01, 2009

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Global inequality recalculated : the effect of new 2005 PPP estimates on global inequality (English)

The results of new direct price level comparisons across 148 countries in 2005 have led to large revisions of purchasing power parity exchanges rates, particularly for China and India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5061 SEP 01, 2009

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Reform and inequality during the transition : an analysis using panel household survey data, 1990-2005 (English)

Using for the first time household survey data from 26 post-Communist countries, covering the period 1990-2005, this paper examines correlates of unprecedented increases in inequality registered by most of the economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4780 NOV 01, 2008

Milanovic, Branko; Ersado, Lire Disclosed

Political alternation as a restraint on investing in influence : evidence from the post-communist transition (English)

The authors develop and implement a method for measuring the frequency of changes in power among distinct leaders and ideologically distinct parties that is comparable across political systems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4747 OCT 01, 2008

Milanovic, Branko; Hoff, Karla; Horowitz, Shale Disclosed

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Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 129184 Journal Article
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6974 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of patrimonial capitalism : a review of Thomas Piketty’s capital in the twenty-first century (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 92939 Journal Article
Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86473 Publication
Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6719 Policy Research Working Paper
The inequality possibility frontier : extensions and new applications (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6449 Policy Research Working Paper
Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6259 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (French)
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JUL 01, 2012 71400 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2012 71400 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 2) (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71400 Newsletter French, Spanish
Explaining the demand for sovereignty (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5888 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality of opportunity : how much of our income is determined by where we live? (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 94672 Journal Article
Global inequality : from class to location, from proletarians to migrants (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5820 Policy Research Working Paper
Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis : an assessment (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5145 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5044 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality recalculated : the effect of new 2005 PPP estimates on global inequality (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2009 WPS5061 Policy Research Working Paper
Reform and inequality during the transition : an analysis using panel household survey data, 1990-2005 (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2008 WPS4780 Policy Research Working Paper
Political alternation as a restraint on investing in influence : evidence from the post-communist transition (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2008 WPS4747 Policy Research Working Paper