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Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality

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Source: Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality : A Global Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2015/13

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Kalpana Kochhar , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Frantisek Ricka , and Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513555188

Keywords: Cross-country analysis, Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, middle class, income share, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper analyzes the extent of income inequality from a global perspective, its drivers, and what to do about it. The drivers of inequality vary widely amongst countries, with some common drivers being the skill...

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality1

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Source: Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2015/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maura Francese , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513549828

Keywords: inequality, distribution, factor income distribution, wage share, income, gini index, income inequality, labor income, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

This paper is motivated by two parallel trends: the declining labor share of income and increasing inequality. Micro and macroeconomic data, covering up to 93 countries between 1970 and 2013, are used to assess whe...

Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality
			: A Global Perspective

Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality : A Global Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2015/13

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Kalpana Kochhar , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Frantisek Ricka , and Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513555188.006

ISBN: 9781513555188

Keywords: Cross-country analysis, Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, middle class, income share, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper analyzes the extent of income inequality from a global perspective, its drivers, and what to do about it. The drivers of inequality vary widely amongst countries, with some common drivers being the skill...

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2015/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maura Francese , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549828.001

ISBN: 9781513549828

Keywords: inequality, distribution, factor income distribution, wage share, income, gini index, income inequality, labor income, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

This paper is motivated by two parallel trends: the declining labor share of income and increasing inequality. Micro and macroeconomic data, covering up to 93 countries between 1970 and 2013, are used to assess whe...

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era »

Volume/Issue: 2009/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , Robert Flood , and Nancy Marion

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873566.001

ISBN: 9781451873566

Keywords: International risk sharing, incomplete market, risk sharing, emerging markets, private consumption, income growth, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Saving, Production, Employment

Though theory suggests financial globalization should improve international risk sharing, empirical support has been limited. We develop a simple welfare-based measure that captures how far countries are from the i...

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing
			: How Does Italy Compare in Europe?

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing : How Does Italy Compare in Europe? »

Volume/Issue: 1999/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854596.001

ISBN: 9781451854596

Keywords: Public policy, regions, redistribution, risk sharing, household income, fiscal revenue, capital expenditure

This paper investigates income redistribution and risk sharing among Italy’s regions and the implications for public policy. Using a richer data set than in previous works, this study allows for an assessmen...

Sharing the Growth Dividend
			: Analysis of Inequality in Asia

Sharing the Growth Dividend : Analysis of Inequality in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , Tidiane Kinda , Kalpana Kochhar , Shi Piao , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546544.001

ISBN: 9781513546544

Keywords: Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, consumption, income share, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper focusses on income inequality in Asia, its drivers and policies to combat it. It finds that income inequality has risen in most of Asia, in contrast to many regions. While in the past, rapid growth in As...

Why Is Labor Receiving a Smaller Share of Global Income? Theory and Empirical Evidence

Why Is Labor Receiving a Smaller Share of Global Income? Theory and Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2017/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Chi Dao , Mitali Das , Zsoka Koczan , and Weicheng Lian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484311042.001

ISBN: 9781484311042

Keywords: labor share, routinization, automation, global value chains, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Globalization: Labor, Technological Change: Choices and Consequences

This paper documents the downward trend in the labor share of global income since the early 1990s, as well as its heterogeneous evolution across countries, industries and worker skill groups, using a newly assemble...

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era »

Source: International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

Volume/Issue: 2009/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , Robert Flood , and Nancy Marion

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873566

Keywords: International risk sharing, incomplete market, risk sharing, emerging markets, private consumption, income growth, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Saving, Production, Employment

Though theory suggests financial globalization should improve international risk sharing, empirical support has been limited. We develop a simple welfare-based measure that captures how far countries are from the i...

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing

Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing »

Source: Regional Income Redistribution and Risk Sharing : How Does Italy Compare in Europe?

Volume/Issue: 1999/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451854596

Keywords: Public policy, regions, redistribution, risk sharing, household income, fiscal revenue, capital expenditure

This paper investigates income redistribution and risk sharing among Italy’s regions and the implications for public policy. Using a richer data set than in previous works, this study allows for an assessmen...