The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective

  title={The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective},
  author={F. Alvaredo and A. Atkinson and T. Piketty and E. Saez},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  • F. Alvaredo, A. Atkinson, +1 author E. Saez
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Economic History eJournal
  • The top 1 percent income share has more than doubled in the United States over the last thirty years, drawing much public attention in recent years. While other English speaking countries have also experienced sharp increases in the top 1 percent income share, many high�?income countries such as Japan, France, or Germany have seen much less increase in top income shares. Hence, the explanation cannot rely solely on forces common to advanced countries, such as the impact of new technologies and… CONTINUE READING
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