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Browse research articles and other publications on the causes and consequences of inequality by Stone Centre researchers, our affiliate scholars, and other authors we want to bring to your attention. See also linked education materials.

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Stone Econ Research

This study builds a unified non-parametric approach to predicting the unequal effects of trade shocks through both channels based on detailed microdata on spending and employment from the United States.

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https://www.nber.org/papers/w28957
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Group inequality

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Using a database of four decades of research from 1960, this study finds that economics lags far behind the disciplines of sociology and political science in publishing research related to racial differences.

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http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpimr/research/ES_RR_Research.pdf
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This study assesses who would lose and who would gain from stricter immigration policies across different local labor markets, taking into account changes in wages, housing prices and internal migration responses.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/hr1k360o6fxfuk3/Piyapromdee_Immigration.pdf?dl=0
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This paper explores cases in which people are connected via social and economic networks and how these affect the equilibrium degree of inequality among the network participants.

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http://wkets.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Inequality_NetworkStructure.pdf
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This research addresses the question of how vaccines should be allocated to best effect in terms of societal welfare when individuals interact in a social network through which an infectious disease can be transmitted.

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https://www.cemmap.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CWP2821-Who-should-get-vaccinated-individualized-allocation-of-vaccines-over-SIR-network.pdf
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The optimal tax system amplifies the redistributive effects of prices rather than offsetting them, and that this amplification is stronger when we consider the endogenous response of markets.

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https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3383693
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This research brings new individual level data on union membership in the US collected from Gallup public opinion polls going back to the 1930s to answer the question of the causal effect of unions on inequality.

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https://academic.oup.com/qje/article-abstract/136/3/1325/6219103
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How does technological change affect wealth accumulation and inequality of total (i.e. labour and capital) income over time? This paper focuses on automation – a capital intensive form of technological change.

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This study uses lab experiments to investigate whether the introduction of a universal basic income leads to lower worker effort and productivity when automation (e.g. by robots) creates unemployment.

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00676-8
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This research uses lab experiments to find out whether common values, including equality, enhance cohesion in a society.

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https://portal.cepr.org/discussion-paper/19360
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A rapidly growing number of US cities have decided to set local minimum wages. Are minimum wages set at city level a good idea? This study examines the main trade-offs emerging from the local variation in minimum wage policies.

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https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.35.1.27
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Addressing the problem of how to close the gap in university participation between rich and poor students, this paper shows that providing correct information about their university admission chances when introducing preferential admissions can lead to a pool of college entrants that is better-prepared.

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http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpmt1/Tincani_Kosse_Miglino_subjective_2021.pdf
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By providing confidence sets for ranks, this paper addresses the problem that rankings, for example, of neighborhoods in the US according to intergenerational mobility can be more or less informative.

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https://www.nber.org/papers/w26883
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A glitch with the standard algorithm stimulated a broader question: Is there an inequality measure that both captures how people experience economic disparities and independently of the number of wealth holders, is not downward-biased?

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176519303969
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Business cycles

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By generating persistent movements in wealth and income inequality in an economy where rich and poor hold very different portfolios of assets, this research shows that business cycles play an important role in the evolution of inequality over long historical periods.

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https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14364
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Attila Lindner
Arindrajit Dube
Pascual Restrepo
Łukasz Rachel
Benjamin Moll
Kirill Borusyak
Michael McMahon
Frederic Malherbe
Gabor Pinter
Angus Foulis
Saleem Bahaj
Stone Centre
Phil Thornton
James Baggaley
Xavier Jaravel
Richard Blundell
Parama Chaudhury
Dani Rodrik
Alan Olivi
Vincent Sterk
Davide Melcangi
Enrico Miglino
Fabian Kosse
Daniel Wilhelm
Azeem M. Shaikh
Joseph Romano
Magne Mogstad
Suresh Naidu
Ilyana Kuziemko
Daniel Herbst
Henry Farber
Lisa Windsteiger
Ruben Durante
Mathias Dolls
Cevat Giray Aksoy
Angel Sánchez
Penélope Hernández
Antonio Cabrales
Wendy Carlin
Suphanit Piyapromdee
Garud Iyengar
Willemien Kets
Rajiv Sethi
Ralph Luetticke
Benjamin Born
Amy Bogaard
Mattia Fochesato
Samuel Bowles
Guanyi Wang
CORE
David Cai
Toru Kitagawa
Michela Tincani
Christian Bayer
Arun Advani
Elliott Ash
Imran Rasul