Economics serving society

INET Grants


Distributional National Accounts

Dates : 2018 - 2021
This project is led by Facundo Alvaredo. The World Inequality Lab has received a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which will support the expansion of the database, the updating of wealth/income ratio analyses, and the extension of the income and wealth work to groups not currently covered by the studies.

Do unions have egalitarian wage policies for their own employees? Evidence from exhaustive earnings data in the US

Dates : 2018 - 2020
This project is led by Thomas Breda and deals with the wages paid by North American unions to their employees, which will involve the digitization of the annual accounts of these unions for the period 1959 - 1999. The role of the media as equal pay factors will also be studied.


Economic Inequalities: Income, Wealth, Consumption

Dates : from April 2014 to Mars 2017
This project, led by Facundo Alvaredo, aims at developing the World Top Incomes Database to new countries and new indicators.

Economical and Political Determinants of Policy Responses to Crisis

Dates : from January 2012 to March 2014
This project, led by Fabrizio Coricelli, aims to build a global database of fiscal and monetary policies implemented since the beginning of the 2008 crisis. Policy responses vary across time and countries. Some criticise the lack of strong policy responses to the long periods of decline in production and the growth of unemployment after the crises; others deplore what they see as excessive political intervention in the market. The aim is to explain why some countries adopt certain policies and others do not, and to analyse the role of economic and political factors in those choices. The project is creating a unique database of the policies introduced in response to crises, with a focus on macroeconomic policies as well as budgetary, monetary and regulative changes.

An International Network on Expectational Coordination (INEXC)

Dates : from September 2011 to June 2016
INEXC is an international research project co-funded by INET, the Collège de France, New York University and OSE. Organised and managed from Paris by Roger Guesnerie, INEXC is a international network of “nodes” that re-examines the Rational Expectations Hypothesis, specifically in fields related to macroeconomics and financial markets. The two aims that drive researchers affiliated to the INEXC project are to make the study a vector for exchange and circulation of knowledge (via conferences, reciprocal invitations, workshops and the like); and to mobilise the younger generations of economics researchers around its key questions.

The long run history of economic inequality : income, weath and Financial crisis

Dates : from January 2011 to January 2015
”The long run history of economic inequality : income, wealth and financial crisis” is a study co-ordinated by Facundo Alvaredo, with Anthony B. Atkinson and Salvatore Morelli, which investigates the evolution of the distribution of income and wealth from a long-term historical perspective, analyses the links between inequalities and economic crises, and contributes to the continuing development of the “World Top Incomes Database”