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Wealth and Income Inequality in Europe


  • Maurizio Franzini

    (Sapienza Università di Roma)

  • Mario Pianta

    (Università di Urbino)

  • James K. Galbraith

    (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • Francesco Bogliacino

    (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

  • Virginia Maestri

    (European Commission – Joint Research Centre)

  • Michele Raitano

    (Sapienza Università di Roma)

  • Gerhard Bosch

    (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

  • Thorsten Kalina

    (Universität Duisburg-Essen)


While it has long been apparent that global levels of wealth and income inequality have been steadily increasing since the 1970s, the issue received scant attention in Europe until the recent fi nancial crisis and the resulting Great Recession illuminated for the general public just how great the chasm between the very rich and everybody else had grown. This realisation was coupled with an increased focus on inequality among economists and other academics, leading to a fresh drive for policy ideas to remedy the alarming trend. This Forum comprises a diverse range of viewpoints on the recent history and dynamics of inequality within Europe, each striving to defi ne the root causes in the various countries being examined. The defi nition of these causes, of course, can inform the direction of policies aimed at alleviating the growing inequality in many European countries and thereby curtail one of the major political and social issues of our time.

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  • Maurizio Franzini & Mario Pianta & James K. Galbraith & Francesco Bogliacino & Virginia Maestri & Michele Raitano & Gerhard Bosch & Thorsten Kalina, 2016. "Wealth and Income Inequality in Europe," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer;ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics;Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), vol. 51(2), pages 48-48, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intere:v:51:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s10272-016-0575-1
    DOI: 10.1007/s10272-016-0575-1

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