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Selected Issues in the Rise of Income Inequality

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  • Robert J. Gordon

    (Northwestern University)

  • Ian Dew-Becker

    (Harvard University)

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Article provided by Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution in its journal Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Volume (Year): 38 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 169-192

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Handle: RePEc:bin:bpeajo:v:38:y:2007:i:2007-2:p:169-192

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Keywords: macroeconomics; Income Inequality;

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  2. Dew-Becker, Ian & Gordon, Robert J, 2008. "Controversies about the Rise in American Inequality: A Survey," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6817, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Brian Bell & John Van Reenen, 2010. "Bankers' pay and extreme wage inequality in the UK," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 28780, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  4. Morck, Randall & Deniz Yavuz, M. & Yeung, Bernard, 2011. "Banking system control, capital allocation, and economy performance," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 264-283, May.
  5. Hein, Eckhard, 2011. "Distribution, ‘Financialisation’ and the Financial and Economic Crisis – Implications for Post-crisis Economic Policies," MPRA Paper 31180, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Robert J. Gordon, 2009. "Misperceptions About the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in American Income Inequality," NBER Working Papers 15351, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Lucian A. Bebchuk & Michael S. Weisbach, 2010. "The State of Corporate Governance Research," NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, in: Corporate Governance National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Thomas Eichner, 2013. "Increases in skewness and insurance," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(4), pages 2672-2681.
  9. Josh Bivens & Lawrence Mishel, 2013. "The Pay of Corporate Executives and Financial Professionals as Evidence of Rents in Top 1 Percent Incomes," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 27(3), pages 57-78, Summer.
  10. Lopez, Ramon E., 2009. "World Economic Crises in Times of Environmental Scarcity and Wealth Concentration," Working Papers, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 56408, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  11. Jonathan Haskel & Robert Z. Lawrence & Edward E. Leamer & Matthew J. Slaughter, 2012. "Globalization and U.S. Wages: Modifying Classic Theory to Explain Recent Facts," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 26(2), pages 119-40, Spring.
  12. Yanhui Wu, 2011. "A Simple Theory of Managerial Talent, Pay Contracts and Wage Distribution," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp1067, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  13. Markus Schneider, 2013. "Illustrating the Implications of How Inequality is Measured: Decomposing Earnings Inequality by Race and Gender," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 476-514, December.
  14. Martijn Cremers & Yaniv Grinstein, 2009. "The Market for CEO Talent: Implications for CEO Compensation," Yale School of Management Working Papers, Yale School of Management amz2385, Yale School of Management, revised 01 Sep 2009.

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