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“Income inequality in Europe. Analysis of recent trends at the regional level”

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  • Raul Ramos

    () (Department of Econometrics. University of Barcelona)

  • Vicente Royuela

    () (Department of Econometrics. University of Barcelona)

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The evolution of income inequality is becoming a great concern all over the World, particularly since the start of the Great Recession. In this work we analyse the main trends of income inequality in Europe over the last decade, both at the national and regional level. Our results point to a large diversity in inequality patterns, as we observe both increases and decreases in inequality both at the regional and at the national level. The EU2020 Strategy aims achieving an inclusive economic growth, benefitting the largest possible number of people. We briefly analyse the main factors impacting inequality and finally derive several policy implications.

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  • Raul Ramos & Vicente Royuela, 2014. "“Income inequality in Europe. Analysis of recent trends at the regional level”," AQR Working Papers 201413, University of Barcelona, Regional Quantitative Analysis Group, revised Oct 2014.
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    1. Omoniyi B Alimi & David C Maré & Jacques Poot, 2017. "More pensioners, less income inequality?," Working Papers 17_02, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
    2. Larraz, Beatriz & Herrera, Marcos, 2016. "Factores condicionantes y dependencia espacial en el grado de concentración salarial en España/Determinants of Wage Inequality in Spain: A Spatial Approach," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 34, pages 597-618, Agosto.

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    Inequality; Globalisation; Technological change; European regions. JEL classification: R11; R12; O15; O3; F61;

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