This presentation unveils and discusses the Distributional National Accounts (DINA) project associated to the World Wealth and Income Database ( DINA attempt to estimate a distribution over the flows and stocks in the System of National Accounts, such as to reconcile the macro and micro distributions of income and wealth in a systematic manner across countries and over time. This has numerous advantages for economic analysis, but also poses data challenges. We will cover the project’s history, motivation, principal results and contributions, as well as its methodological challenges. We will dwell on DINA’s current policy implications before ending with a proposal for its future extension that I characterise as "merging Kuznets with Keynes".


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