On the Long run Dynamics of Income and Wealth Inequality

Ghoshray, A., Malki, I. and Ordóñez, J. 2021. On the Long run Dynamics of Income and Wealth Inequality. Empirical Economics.

TitleOn the Long run Dynamics of Income and Wealth Inequality
TypeJournal article
AuthorsGhoshray, A., Malki, I. and Ordóñez, J.
Abstract

We analyse top income and wealth shares data, by conducting a robust estimation of trends, tests for structural breaks, and tests for determining persistence. We include Anglo-Saxon countries, continental Europe and Asian countries, grouped under different percentiles and deciles, spanning a period that is at least close to a century. We find that the top income shares for almost all countries are characterised by broken trends, or level shifts. The preponderance of trend breaks appears in the 1970s and 1980s where after a negative trend changes in magnitude or direction. Finally, shocks to the top income share data are not transitory, which have consequences for policy such as advocating redistributive measures.

KeywordsInequality
Top Income Shares
Trends
Persistence
JournalEmpirical Economics
ISSN0377-7332
1435-8921
Year2021
PublisherSpringer
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)

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