Project Leader / Primary Investigator

Brian Nolan

From 2014 to 2018 the programme was supported by the Resolution Foundation, and the core research team over that period included Professor Erzsébet Bukodi, Dr. Andrea Geraci, Dr. Marii Paskov, Dr. Max Roser, and Dr. Stefan Thewissen. The key findings of that research have been brought together in two volumes published by Oxford University Press in 2018 edited by Brian Nolan:

Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes


Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Rich Countries

These bring out that, while rich countries have faced common challenges in an era of globalization and rapid technological change, some sets of institutions and policy responses proved more capable than others in still underpinning widely-share improvements in incomes and living standards. The United States, often taken as a point of reference in current debates, is in many respects distinctive rather than typical, making it hazardous to draw general overarching conclusions from its experience and highlighting the value of the comparative perspective provided by this programme.

That comparative perspective was also central to the related Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity.