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Selected Issues in the Rise of Income Inequality

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  • Robert J. Gordon

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  • Ian Dew-Becker

    (Harvard University)

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  • Robert J. Gordon & Ian Dew-Becker, 2007. "Selected Issues in the Rise of Income Inequality," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 38(2), pages 169-192.
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