Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Technical NoteTop income adjustments and tax reforms in Ecuador: an application of ECUAMOD
This technical note has been produced alongside a WIDER working paper assessing the effects on income inequality and income tax simulations of adjusting top incomes of employees in survey data based on administrative tax records in Ecuador...Top incomes Tax data Tax reforms
Journal ArticleExclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amid low national growth in South Africa
Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the top income percentiles continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Working PaperWhat explains the gender gap in top incomes in developing countries?: Evidence from Ecuador
Based on tax records data from Ecuador, we analyse gender differences in top income groups from 2008 to 2017...Top incomes Gender inequality Tax data
Book ChapterMexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldLabour income Inequality Top incomes
Book ChapterBrazil: What are the main drivers of income distribution changes in the new millennium?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldIncome inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Journal ArticleTop incomes in China: Data collection and the impact on income inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in ChinaTop incomes Pareto distribution Income inequality
Working PaperExclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amidst low national growth in South Africa
Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the income trajectories of the rich continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Journal ArticleGlobal inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?
Despite the growing interest in global inequality, assessing inequality trends is a major challenge because individual data on income or consumption is not often available...Inequality Income distribution Top incomes
BlogMeasuring inequality in middle-income countries
Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
Policy BriefInequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over
After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
Policy BriefInequality in Mexico: On the rise again
Since 1989, inequality in Mexico has risen, declined, and risen again. The evolution of labour income inequality is at the core of this pattern...Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working PaperInequality in Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014
Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise...Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working PaperWhat are the main drivers of Brazilian income distribution changes in the new millennium?
After three decades of persistently high income inequality, from 2001 Brazil experienced a downward inequality trend followed by rising household income growth. Both movements lasted until 2015...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working PaperTop incomes in China: Data collection and the impact on income inequality
With the data on the top incomes collected from different sources, we combine the samples of the top incomes with a household survey to investigate changes in the income distribution with and without the top incomes...Top incomes Pareto distribution Income inequality