Trends in Inequality: Sources and Policy


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TRISP develops structural household life-cycle models in macroeconomic environments to evaluate the effects of inequality in income, wealth, hours worked and consumption on welfare, and to quantitatively decompose the trends in inequality into their various sources. We then use these models to evaluate the impact of fiscal and monetary policies on inequality and to characterize welfare improving policies.

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Germany: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens,
Women and Youth, Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Economics, State of Hessen Ministry of Economics.

France: OECD.

USA: International Monetary Fund, World Bank.

United Kingdom: Department of Work and Pensions

Netherlands: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment