inequality

Publication date: 18 Oct 2019 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Macroeconomics | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: Hérault, N | JEL classification: D31, H23, I38 | NIESR discussion paper number: 510
An issue of interest in the literature that explores the drivers of inequality is the distributional bearing of tax and transfer policy, where an important theme concerns changes in the relative treatment of alternative population subgroups.  We develop an empirical approach for quantifying the...
Publication date: 24 Jul 2019 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Authors: Aitken, A | JEL classification: I31, D31, E01 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 249 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is often treated as shorthand for national economic well-being, even though it was never intended to be; it is a measure of (some) of the marketable output of the economy. This paper reviews several developments in measuring welfare beyond GDP that were recently...