ECINEQ Working Paper Series

As part of ECINEQ's commitment to improve the interaction between actors in the fields of economics inequality and related areas, we host the ECINEQ Working Paper Series. The aim is to disseminate scientific advances among colleagues and to the society at large.


The Society encourages members to submit their work for publication in ECINEQ WPS.


Please follow these guidelines: Papers should be sent to Francesco Andreoli, page size A4, in PDF format. The main text should start in a new page. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. ECINEQ WP are also available at EconPapers: and Research Papers in Economics (RePEc/IDEAS)

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2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005


2018JanuaryFebruary - MarchApril MayJuneJuly


483 Yang Song, Weixing Wu, Guangsu Zhouto "Inequality of opportunity and household
risky asset investment: Evidence from panel data in China"



482 Giorgio d'Agostino, Luca Pieroni, and Margherita Scarlato "Further evidence of the relationship between social transfers and
 income inequality in OECD countries"

481 Pierluigi Murro and Valentina Peruzzi "Cooperative banks and income inequality: Evidence from Italian provinces"


480 Paul Anand, Jere R. Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones "Inequality of opportunity in education: Accounting for the contributions of Sibs, schools and sorting across East Africa"

479 Roberto Iacono and Marco Ranaldi "Sources of Inequality in Italy"

478 Gustavo A. Marrero and Luis Serven "Growth, inequality and poverty: A robust relationship?"


477 Francesco Andreoli and Eugenio Peluso "So close yet so inequal: Neighborhood inequality in American cities"

476 Dirk Van de gaer and Flaviana Palmisano "Growth, mobility and social welfare"

475  Sean Higgins, Nora Lustig and Andrea Vigorito "The rich underreport their income: Assessing bias in inequality estimates and correction methods using linked survey and tax data"

474 Niaz Asadullah, Alain Trannoy, Sandy Tubeuf and Gaston Yalonetzky "Fair and unfair educational inequality in a developing country: The role of pupil's effort"


473 Franz Josef Radermacher and Estelle Herlyn "A 1-1-1 relationship for World Bank Income Data and the Gini"

472 Elena Bárcena and Olga Cantó "A simple subgroup decomposable measure of downward (and upward) income mobility"

471 Michal Brzezinski "Top incomes and subjective well-being"


470 Paul Hufe, Ravi Kanbur and Andreas Peichl "Measuring unfair inequality: Reconciling equality of opportunity and freedom from poverty"


469 Terhi Ravaska "Top incomes and income dynamics from a gender perspective: Evidence from Finland 1995-2012"

468 John Creedy, Norman Gemmell, Nicolas Hérault and Penny Mok "Microsimulation analysis of optimal income tax reforms. An application to New Zealand"

467 Quentin Lippmann and Claudia Senik "Math, girls and socialism"

466 Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur "Employer power, labor saving technical change, and inequality"


465 Nicolas Hérault and Stephen P. Jenkins "How valid are synthetic panel estimates of poverty dynamics?"

464 Joël Hellier "Globalization, income tax structure and the redistribution–progressivity tradeoff"

463 Vladimir Hlasny and Paolo Verme "Top incomes and inequality measurement: A comparative analysis of correction methods using the EU-SILC data"

462 Ravi Kanbur "On the volume of redistribution: Across income levels and across groups"


461 Martín Leites and Xavier Ramos "The effect of relative concern on life satisfaction: Relative deprivation and loss aversion"

460 Lidia Ceriani and Paolo Verme "Risk preferences and the decision to flee conflict"


459 Conchita D’Ambrosio, Andrew E. Clark and Marta Barazzetta "Unfairness at work: Well-being and quits"

458 Djeneba Doumbia "The quest for pro-poor and inclusive growth: The role of governance"

457 B. Essama-Nssah "Assessing the performance of targeting mechanisms"

456 Hai-Anh Dang, Dean Jolliffe and Calogero Carletto "Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation: A review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments"


455 Paolo Brunori, Paul Hufe and Daniel Gerszon Mahler "The roots of inequality: Estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees"

454 Nizamul Islam and Ugo Colombino "The case for negative income tax with flat tax in Europe. An empirical optimal taxation exercise"

2017JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneAugustSeptember - OctoberNovemberDecember


453 Melanie Krause and Stefan Szymanski "Convergence vs. the middle income trap: The case of global soccer"


452 Vladimir Hlasny and Paolo Verme "The impact of top incomes biases on the measurement of inequality in the United States"

451 Alexandros Theloudis "Consumption inequality across heterogeneous families"

450 Xavier Ramos and Dirk Van de gaer "Is inequality of opportunity robust to the measurement approach?"


449 Aboozar Hadavand "Misperceptions and mismeasurements: An analysis of subjective economic inequality"

448 Marina Romaguera de la Cruz "Economic insecurity in Spain: A multidimensional analysis"

447 Franck M. Adoho and Djeneba Doumbia "Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality: Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo"


446 Philipp Poppitz "Can subjective data improve inequality measurement? A multidimensional index of economic inequality"


445 Manfred Krtscha "Some axiomatics of inequality measurement, with specific reference to intermediate indices"

444 Daniel Gerszon Mahler and Xavier Ramos "Equality of opportunity for well-being"

443 Guido Neidhöfer, Joaquín Serrano and Leonardo Gasparini "Educational inequality and intergenerational mobility in Latin America: A new database"


442 Jean-Francois Carpantier, Javier Olivera and Philippe Van Kerm "Macroprudential policy and household wealth inequality"

441 Esther Hauk, Monica Oviedo and Xavier Ramos "Perception of corruption and public support for redistribution in Latin America"


440 Nanak Kakwani, Shi Li, Xiaobing Wang and Mengbing Zhu "Evaluating the effectiveness of the Rural Minimum Living Standard Guarantee (Dibao) program in China"

439 Yang Song and Guangsu Zhou "Inequality of opportunity and household education expenditures: Evidence from panel data in China"

438 John A. Bishop, Jonathan M. Lee and Lester A. Zeager "Incorporating spatial price adjustments in U.S. public policy analysis"


437 Elena Bárcena-Martín, M. Carmen Blanco-Arana and Salvador Pérez-Moreno "Dynamics of child poverty in the European countries"

436 Ana Suárez Álvarez and Ana Jesús López Menéndez "Income inequality and inequality of opportunity in Europe. Are they on the rise?"

435 Martin Ravallion "Inequality and globalization: A review essay"

434 Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur "Cities, towns, and poverty: Migration equilibrium and income distribution in a Todaro-type model with multiple destinations"

433 Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang "The great Chinese inequality turnaround"

432 Ravi Kanbur and Andy Snell "Inequality indices as tests for fairness"


431 Martyna Kobus and Radoslaw Kurek "Copula-based measurement of interdependence for discrete distributions"

430 Antonio Abatemarco and Francesca Stroffolini "The economics of justice as fairness"

429 John A. Bishop, Jonathan Lee and Lester A. Zeager "Improving the Supplemental Poverty Measure: Two proposals"


428 Nora Lustig "Fiscal policy, income redistribution and poverty reduction in low and middle income countries"


427 Ivica Urban "Measuring income redistribution: beyond the proportionality standard"

426 Carlos Gradín "Segregation of women into low-paying occupations in the US"

2016January - February -  MarchAprilMay - JuneAugustSeptemberOctober  - November  - December


425 Coral del Río and Olga Alonso-Villar "Occupational segregation by sexual orientation in the U.S.: Exploring its economic effects on same-sex couples"

424 Walter Bossert, Burak Can and Conchita D'Ambrosio "A head-count measure of rank mobility and its directional decomposition"

423 Ana Suárez Álvarez and Ana Jesús López Menéndez "Inequality of opportunity and income inequality in Spain: An analysis over time"

422 Walter Bossert and Conchita D'Ambrosio "Economic insecurity and variations in resources"


421 Martina Menon, Federico Perali and Eva Sierminska "An asset-based indicator of wellbeing for a unified means testing tool:\\ Money metric or counting approach?"

420 Gaston Yalonetzky "The necessary requirement of median independence for relative bipolarisation  measurement"

419 Gaston Yalonetzky "The benchmark of maximum relative bipolarisation"


418 Nora Lustig "Fiscal policy, inequality and the poor in the developing world"

417 Ali Enami, Nora Lustig and Alireza Taqdiri "Fiscal policy, inequality and poverty in Iran: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of taxes and transfers"

416 Jon Jellema, Nora Lustig, Astrid Haas and Sebastian Wolf "The impact of taxes, transfers, and subsidies on inequality and poverty in Uganda"

415 Jingyi Huang, Yumei Guo and Yang Song "Intergenerational transmission of education in China: Pattern, mechanism, and policies"

414 Silvia Avram and Olga Cantó "Labour outcomes and family background: Evidence from the EU during the recession"

413 Richard Bluhm,  Denis de Crombrugghe and Adam Szirmai "Poverty Accounting. A fractional response approach to poverty decomposition"

412 Nora Lustig and Daniel Teles "Inequality convergence: How sensitive are results to the choice of data?"

411 Juan C. Palomino, Gustavo A. Marrero and Juan G. Rodríguez "Channels of inequality of opportunity: The role of education and occupation in Europe"


410 Elena Bárcena-Martín, M. Carmen Blanco-Arana and Salvador Pérez-Moreno "Assessing the impact of social transfer income packages on child poverty in European countries: Pro-child targeting vs pro-poor targeting"

409 Cesar Calvo "Vulnerability to poverty: Theory"


408 Alain Trannoy "Equality of Opportunity: A progress report"

407 Masato Okamoto "Mincer earnings regression in the form of the double Pareto-lognormal model"

406 Paolo Brunori, Vito Peragine and Laura Serlenga "Upward and downward bias when measuring inequality of opportunity"


405 Luis Ayala and Elena Bárcena-Martín "A unified approach for measuring welfare protection under a decentralized framework"

404 Marek Kosny and Gaston Yalonetzky "Relative p-bipolarisation measurement with generalised means and hybrid Lorenz curves"

403 Hosnieh Mahoozi "Growth elasticity of monetary and non-monetary poverty: an application to Iran"


402 J. Ignacio Giménez-Nadal, Lucia Mangiavacchi and Luca Piccoli "Mobility across generations of the gender distribution of housework"

401 Gaston Yalonetzky "Robust ordinal inequality comparisons with Kolm-independent measures"


400 Joachim Merz and Tim Rathjen "Entrepreneurs and freelancers: Are they time and income multidimensional poor?  The German case"

399 Lidia Ceriani and Chiara Gigliarano "Multidimensional well-being: A Bayesian Networks approach"


398 Suman Seth and Gaston Yalonetzky "Has the world converged? A robust analysis of non-monetary bounded indicators"

397 Rajius Idzalika and Maria C. Lo Bue "Opportunities in education: are factors outside individual responsibility really persistent? Evidence from Indonesia, 1997-2007"

396 Antonio Abatemarco "Evaluating economic mobility under opportunity egalitarianism"

395 Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme "Prices and welfare"


394 Arnaud Lefranc and Alain Trannoy "Equality of Opportunity: How to encompass Fifty Shades of Luck"

393 Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi and Paola Villa "Family background and youth labour market outcomes across Europe"

392 Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, Alina Sandor and Paola Villa "Youth employment security and labour market institutions: a dynamic perspective"


391 Antonio Abatemarco "Doing Rawls justice: Evidence from the PSID"

390 Paolo Brunori, Flaviana Palmisano and Vito Peragine "Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa"

389 Carina Engelhardt and Andreas Wagener "What do Germans think and know about income inequality? A survey experiment"

2015January - FebruaryMarch - April - June - JulyAugust - September - October - November - December


388 Dirk Van de gaer and Xavier Ramos "Measurement of inequality of opportunity based on counterfactuals"

387 Yadira Díaz "Differences in needs and multidimensional deprivation measurement"

386 Koen Decancq "Measuring multidimensional inequality in the OECD Member Countries with a distribution-sensitive Better Life Index"

385 Dominik Hanglberger and Joachim Merz "Does self-employment really raise job satisfaction? Adaptation and anticipation effects on self-employment and general job changes"


384 Alain Trannoy "Inequality and welfare: Is Europe special?"

383 Nanak Kakwani and Hyun H. Son "Social rate of return: A new tool for evaluating social programs"

382 Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Nora Lustig and Daniel Teles "Appraising cross-national income inequality databases: An introduction"