Economic Inequality

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Overview

The decades since 1980 have seen sharply rising income and wealth inequality in a number of developed countries, notably the US and UK. The rise is particularly marked at the top of the income distribution, and there is little sign that this has been reversed by the current economic crisis. Many countries have also experienced a stagnation in middle class income growth and declines in social mobility. INET Oxford researchers are playing a leading role collecting and analysing data on income and wealth inequality from around the world, and analysing the causes of this shift.  Our scholars are also investigating the links between trends in inequality and different modes of economic growth, technology, globalisation, labour market arrangements, the financial system, and public policies.

Who's Involved?

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Eric Beinhocker

Executive Director, INET Oxford

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J. Doyne Farmer

Director of Complexity Economics

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Facundo Alvaredo

Senior Research Fellow

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Max Roser

Senior Research Fellow

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Brian Nolan

Director of Employment, Equity and Growth

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Matteo Richiardi

Associate

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Marii Paskov

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Stefan Thewissen

Associate

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Tahnee Ooms

Doctoral Student

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Jaiden Mispy

Technical Consultant

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Andrea Geraci

Associate

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Jiashun Huang

Doctoral Student

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Joe Hasell

Research Assistant

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Diana Beltekian

Research Assistant

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David Weisstanner

Postdoctoral Research Officer

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Juan C. Palomino

Postdoctoral Research Officer