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
Date Written: January 10, 2012
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
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