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Physics of Personal Income

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  • Wataru Souma

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We report empirical studies on the personal income distribution, and clarify that the distribution pattern of the lognormal with power law tail is the universal structure. We analyze the temporal change of Pareto index and Gibrat index to investigate the change of the inequality of the income distribution. In addition some mathematical models which are proposed to explain the power law distribution are reviewed.

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  • Wataru Souma, 2002. "Physics of Personal Income," Papers cond-mat/0202388, arXiv.org.
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    1. Jean-Philippe Bouchaud & Marc Mezard, 2000. "Wealth condensation in a simple model of economy," Science & Finance (CFM) working paper archive 500026, Science & Finance, Capital Fund Management.
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    3. Wataru Souma, 2000. "Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution," Papers cond-mat/0011373, arXiv.org.
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    1. Roy Cerqueti & Marcel Ausloos, 2014. "Assessing the Inequalities of Wealth in Regions: the Italian Case," Papers 1410.4922, arXiv.org.
    2. Igor D. S. Siciliani & Marcelo H. R. Tragtenberg, 2017. "Kinetic theory and Brazilian income distribution," Papers 1709.06480, arXiv.org.

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