The evolution of top incomes: a historical and international perspectives

Abstract : This paper summarizes the main findings and perspectives emerging from a collective research project on the dynamics of income and wealth distribution. The primary objective of this project is to construct a high-quality, long- run, international database on income and wealth concentration, using historical tax statistics. The resulting database now includes annual series covering most of the twentieth century for a number of (mostly Western) countries.
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Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez. The evolution of top incomes: a historical and international perspectives. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2006, 96 (2), pp.200-205. ⟨10.1257/000282806777212116⟩. ⟨halshs-00754642⟩

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