Top Income Inequality in the 21st Century: Some Cautionary Notes

20 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2017

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Fatih Guvenen

University of Minnesota - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Greg Kaplan

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 2017

Abstract

We revisit recent empirical evidence about the rise in top income inequality in the United States, drawing attention to four key issues that we believe are critical for an informed discussion about changing inequality since 1980. Our goal is to inform researchers, policy makers, and journalists who are interested in top income inequality.

Suggested Citation

Guvenen, Fatih and Kaplan, Greg, Top Income Inequality in the 21st Century: Some Cautionary Notes (April 2017). NBER Working Paper No. w23321. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2949644

Fatih Guvenen (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Department of Economics ( email )

Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Greg Kaplan

University of Chicago - Department of Economics ( email )

1126 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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