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Wealth Inequality and the Great Recession


  • Francesco Bogliacino

    (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

  • Virginia Maestri

    (European Commission–Joint Research Centre)


The study of wealth and wealth inequality has received far less attention than income, but the increasing importance of wealth, debt and wealth inequality means closer attention must be paid to their concomitant dynamics. Policy interventions to reduce economic inequality continue to target income more than wealth, but targeting the latter – especially through taxes on financial assets – is arguably more effective.

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  • Francesco Bogliacino & Virginia Maestri, 2016. "Wealth Inequality and the Great Recession," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer;ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics;Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), vol. 51(2), pages 61-66, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intere:v:51:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s10272-016-0578-y
    DOI: 10.1007/s10272-016-0578-y

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    1. Bogliacino, Francesco & Rojas Lozano, Daniel, 2017. "The evolution of inequality in Latin America in the 21st century: Patterns, drivers and causal hypotheses," MPRA Paper 77803, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Stefan Humer & Mathias Moser & Matthias Schnetzer, 2017. "Inheritances and the Accumulation of Wealth in the Eurozone," ICAE Working Papers 73, Johannes Kepler University, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy.
    3. Islam, Md. Rabiul & McGillivray, Mark, 2020. "Wealth inequality, governance and economic growth," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 1-13.
    4. Tian Aw Yong, 2020. "Wealth Inequality, Governance and Economic Growth in China," Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, Asian Online Journal Publishing Group, vol. 7(2), pages 235-241.
    5. Francesco Bogliacino & Daniel Rojas Lozano, 2018. "The Evolution of Inequality in Latin America in the 21st Century: What are the patterns, drivers and causes?," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 71(286), pages 279-308.
    6. María del Rosario Ruiz Hernández. & Leonardo Adalberto Gatica., 2021. "Efectos de la gran recesión sobre la distribución del ingreso en México. (The Effects of the Great Recession on the Income Distribution in Mexico)," Ensayos Revista de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia, vol. 0(1), pages 55-88, May.
    7. Esteban Sánchez-Moreno & Lorena Gallardo-Peralta, 2021. "From Income Inequalities to Social Exclusion: The Impact of the Great Recession on Self-Rated Health in Spain During the Onset of the Economic Crisis," SAGE Open, , vol. 11(4), pages 21582440211, October.
    8. Sirvan Karimi, 2024. "Populism and the quest for political power: the pitfalls to populist electoral success in Canada," Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 11(1), pages 1-13, December.

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