inequality

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Young people across Europe desire free and fair elections

Young Europeans want free and fair elections no less than middle-aged or older citizens. The following calculations of country-cohort averages show that young people -- in...

Can government spending meet expectations?

New demands and expectations The latest Fiscal Monitor report warns that more will be expected from fiscal actions in the future: The global economy is undergoing...

US economy under Obama

Obama’s Economic Record: An Assessment - The New Yorker Farewell to the Chief: Our Columnists Assess Obama's Presidency - Bloomberg View Martin Wolf: How Barack...

An unequal recovery

Some time ago, I looked at wage growth in advanced economies since 2007 and saw that falling or stagnant wages were not just a southern-European disease:...

Pockets of eurocrisis: Regional differences in Greece

Several European regions are still economically depressed. The absence of a proper economic recovery is probably most striking in Greece. Consider the long-term unemployment rate, which...

Mean vs. Median Income

In countries with relatively low income inequality (e.g. the Slovak Republic), the gap between the mean and median income is small: Look more to the...

Income inequality in China: two contradictory statistics

A chart from this IMF working paper shows that looking at the popular "Income share of the top 1%" metric can be misleading. By...

How the wealth of billionaires has quadrupled

This chart from Caroline Freund's presentation (based on her new book) shows: In both advanced and emerging markets, billionaires have recovered from the Great Recession. Taking...

Wealth reports: links

Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2015 2015 press release: "China’s middle class ranks the largest in the world with 109 million members" Credit...

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