Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible? Part 4: Top Incomes

OECD Economics Department Working Paper No. 927

19 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2012

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Peter Hoeller

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: January 10, 2012

Abstract

Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase. Potential explanations include changes in taxation, technical progress, globalisation and changes in way the remuneration of top income recipients is set.

Keywords: Income inequality, top incomes, globalisation, technological change, taxation

JEL Classification: D31

Suggested Citation

Hoeller, Peter, Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible? Part 4: Top Incomes (January 10, 2012). OECD Economics Department Working Paper No. 927, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014778 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2014778

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