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Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Guidelines : Concepts and Methods used in


  • Facundo Alvaredo

    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Anthony Atkinson

    (Oxford University)

  • Lucas Chancel

    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Thomas Piketty

    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Emmanuel Saez

    (University of California at Berkeley)

  • Gabriel Zucman

    (University of California at Berkeley)


The purpose of these DINA Guidelines is to present the concepts, data sources and methods used in the World Wealth and Income Database (, These Guidelines are subject to revision and will be regularly updated on-line. Before we describe the organization of these Guidelines, it is useful to start with a brief history of
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  • Facundo Alvaredo & Anthony Atkinson & Lucas Chancel & Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman, 2016. "Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Guidelines : Concepts and Methods used in," Working Papers 201602, World Inequality Lab.
  • Handle: RePEc:wel:wpaper:201602

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