The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective

@article{Alvaredo2013TheT1,
  title={The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective},
  author={Facundo Alvaredo and Anthony Barnes Atkinson and Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez},
  journal={ERN: Wealth (Topic)},
  year={2013}
}
World Top Incomes Database at http://topincomes.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/) and has represented a challenge to the economics profession. Stories based on the and has represented a challenge to the economics profession. Stories based on the supply and demand for skills are not enough to explain the extreme top tail of supply and demand for skills are not enough to explain the extreme top tail of the earnings distribution; nor is it enough to look only at earned incomes. Different the earnings… 
Top Incomes in Chile: A Historical Perspective on Income Inequality, 1964–2017
This paper presents a historical series of Chilean top income shares over a period of almost half a century, mostly using data from tax statistics and national accounts. We distinguish between
Power, Markets, and Top Income Shares
The rise of the super-rich has attracted much political and academic attention in recent years. However, to date there have been few attempts to explain the cross-national variation in the recent
Yours inclusively? Income mobility in Ireland, 10 years of tax record microdata
While policymakers are rightly concerned about evidence of rising income concentration at the top, it is often wrongly assumed that the same rich individuals stay rich. In reality, the membership of
A history of inequality: Top incomes in Brazil, 1926–2015
  • P. Souza
  • Economics
    Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
  • 2018
Who are the top 1% earners in Europe?
Top earners have become the subject of intense public and scholarly debate. This is the first paper that comprehensively documents the profiles of the 1% highest paid employees across 18 European
Income inequality is cyclical
TLDR
Throughout this article, inequality in income is dealt with, a concept that depends on defining a poverty line, below which people with less than a certain amount of income are deemed ‘poor’.
Banking Crises in the US: The Response of Top Income Shares in a Historical Perspective
This paper examines the response of income concentration in the US to the occurrence of major systemic banking crises since the beginning of the twentieth century. In doing so, the paper analyzes the
Top incomes during wars, communism and capitalism: Poland 1892-2015
This study presents the history of top incomes in Poland. We document a U-shaped evolution of top income shares from the end of the 19th century until today. The initial high level, during the period
Top incomes and income dynamics from a gender perspective : Evidence from Finland 1995-2012
In this paper I study Finnish top incomes from a gender perspective using the Finnish register-based panel data over the period of 1995-2012. I find that that the under-representation of women at the
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 68 REFERENCES
Top Incomes in the Long Run of History
A recent literature has constructed top income shares time series over the long run for more than twenty countries using income tax statistics. Top incomes represent a small share of the population
Top incomes over the twentieth century: A contrast between continental european and english-speaking countries
Based 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
The Changing Distribution Of Earnings In OECD Countries
This book is about how much people earn and why the distribution of earnings has been changing over time. The gap between the top and bottom in the United States has widened significantly since 1980.
Top Incomes: A Global Perspective
A rapidly growing area of economic research investigates the top of the income distribution using data from income tax records. This volume brings together studies of top incomes for twelve countries
Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries, 1700-2010
How do aggregate wealth-to-income ratios evolve in the long run and why? We address this question using 1970–2010 national balance sheets recently compiled in the top eight developed economies. For
Inheritance in Germany 1911 to 2009 : A mortality multiplier approach
We estimate the size of inheritance and gift flows in Germany for selected years over the last century. Applying the methodology used by Piketty (2011) for France, we combine national accounts, tax
Income Inequality in the United States, 1913–1998
This paper presents new homogeneous series on top shares of income and wages from 1913 to 1998 in the United States using individual tax returns data. Top income and wages shares display a U-shaped
The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists
Using data on the universe of U.S. patents filed between 1976 and 2010, we quantify how sensitive is migration by star scientist to changes in personal and business tax differentials across states.
On the Long Run Evolution of Inheritance - France 1820-2050
This paper attempts to document and account for the long run evolution of inheritance. We find that in a country like France the annual flow of inheritance was about 20%-25% of national income
High-Income Families and the Tax Changes of the 1980s: The Anatomy of Behavioral Response
The relative income gains of the affluent after the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA86), which sharply lowered tax rates at high income levels, are overstated by comparing cross-sectional
...
...