Inequality in macroeconomics

Vincenzo Quadrini, José Víctor Ríos-Rull

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We revise some of the main ways in which the study of aggregate performance of an economy overlaps with the study of inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Income Distribution
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages74
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameHandbook of Income Distribution
ISSN (Print)1574-0056

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful for the comments from many people over the years. Many people contributed direct comments about and calculations for this paper. They include the editors for this handbook, but also Makoto Nakajima, Mariacristina De Nardi, Josep Pijoan-Mas, and Thomas Piketty. Others, such as David Wiczer and Moritz Kuhn, made even more direct contributions. We received research assistance from Kai Ding and Gero Dolfus, comments by Sergio Salgado and Annaliina Soikkanen, and editorial help from Joan Gieseke. We thank all of them. Ríos-Rull thanks the National Science Foundation for grant SES-1156228. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis or the Federal Reserve System.

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  • Inequality dynamics
  • Macromodels of inequality
  • Political economy of inequality


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