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Salary Inequality in the NBA: Changing Returns to Skill or Wider Skill Distributions?

  title={Salary Inequality in the NBA: Changing Returns to Skill or Wider Skill Distributions?},
  author={Jonah F Breslow},
In this paper, I examine trends in salary inequality from the 1985-86 NBA season to the 2015-16 NBA season. Income and wealth inequality have been extremely important issues recently, which motivated me to analyze inequality in the NBA. I investigated if salary inequality trends in the NBA can be explained by either returns to skill or widening skill distributions. I used Pareto exponents to measure inequality levels and tested to see if the levels changed over the sample. Then, I estimated… 

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