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The Dynamics of Wealth Concentration: Thoughts on Tony Atkinson’s Contributions

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  • Salvatore Morelli

    (The Graduate Center, CUNY & the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality)

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Following new evidence on increasing wealth concentration across several advanced countries, the topic has been attracting a great deal of attention. Estimating the size distribution of wealth and understanding its determinants is an exercise surrounded with high levels of uncertainty and substantial controversies, but remains crucial to guide policy interventions. This short note attempts to link Tony Atkinson’s body of work on wealth concentration to the fast expanding empirical research on wealth measurement as well as on the determinants of its growing concentration.

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  • Salvatore Morelli, 2020. "The Dynamics of Wealth Concentration: Thoughts on Tony Atkinson’s Contributions," Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti, Springer;Società Italiana degli Economisti (Italian Economic Association), vol. 6(1), pages 197-205, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:italej:v:6:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s40797-019-00119-7
    DOI: 10.1007/s40797-019-00119-7
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    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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