Top Incomes Over the Twentieth Century
A Contrast Between Continental European and English-speaking Countries
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Top Incomes Over the Twentieth Century by A. B. Atkinson
Book DescriptionBased on a pioneering research programme on the evolution of top incomes, this volume brings together studies from 10 OECD countries. This rapidly growing field of economic research investigates the top segment of the income distribution by using data from income tax records over the past century. As well as describing the source data and methods employed, the authors also discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred at the top of the income scale throughout the 20th century. This fascinating study is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive historic overview of top income distribution over the last century. It looks at why top incomes shares fell markedly in the first half of the 20th century and why, more recently, there has been a striking difference in the top income distribution between continental Europe and English-speaking OECD countries, like the UK, USA, and Australia. Written by the top names in the field, this seminal work provides rich pickings for those with an interest in inequality, development, the economic impact of war, taxation, economic history, and executive compensation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199286881
(240mm x 165mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. B. Atkinson
Top Incomes Over the Twentieth Century, Paperback (July 2014)
Based on pioneering research on top incomes, this volume uses data from income tax records in 10 OECD countries over the past century to cast new light on the dramatic changes that have taken place among top earners. The volume provides rich material for exploring inequality, taxation, the impact of wars, and executive compensation.
Top Incomes, Paperback (July 2014)
This volume brings together an exciting range of new studies of top incomes in a wide range of countries from around the world. The studies use data from income tax records to cast light on the dramatic changes that have taken place at the top of the income distribution. The results cover 22 countries and have a long time span, going back to 1875.
Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries, Hardback (May 2008)
This book examines what people are paid and how pay differences have changed over time. The author presents new theories that challenge current thinking on the impact of education, technology, globalization and the rigidity of labour markets. Beginning with an accessible introduction, it then provides a model and new empirical data for 20 countries
New Sources of Development Finance, Hardback (November 2004)» View all books by A. B. Atkinson
Examining ways to secure resources, this book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different funding sources, applying the tools of modern public economics and considering the underlying political economy. It examines a series of controversial proposals, including global taxes.
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Author Biography - A. B. Atkinson
Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at PSE and EHESS, Paris. He earned his PhD in 1993 at EHESS and LSE (European Doctoral Programme) and taught at MIT's Economics Department from 1993 to 1996, before returning to France. Thomas is also co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics and co-director of CEPR Public Policy Programme.
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