World Political Cleavages
And Inequality Database
Coordinators
Amory Gethin is a research fellow at the World Inequality Lab, Paris School of Economics. His research focuses on the interaction of economic inequality and political change in contemporary democracies. He has contributed to several projects on the historical evolution of income and wealth inequalities, with a specific focus on Europe and South Africa, and participated to the development of the World Inequality Database. He has also worked on the long-run evolution of voting behaviors and political cleavages in a comparative perspective, including case studies on India, Brazil, South Africa, and Japan.
Clara Martínez-Toledano is Assistant Professor in Financial Economics at Imperial College London and Wealth Distribution Coordinator at the World Inequality Lab. She holds a PhD in Economics from Paris School of Economics and prior to joining Imperial College she was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia Business School and an External Consultant for the OECD. Her research interests are on topics on household and public finance and how they interplay with economic inequalities.
Thomas Piketty is Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and at the Paris School of Economics. He has done historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development, the distribution of income and wealth, and political conflict. These works have led to emphasize the role of political, social and fiscal institutions in the historical evolution of income and wealth distribution. Thomas Piketty is also co-director of the World Inequality Lab and the World Inequality Database, and one of initiators of the Manifesto for the democratization of Europe. He is the author of the international best-sellers Capital in the 21st century (2014) and Capital and ideology (2020).
Contributors
Lydia Assouad is a a PhD candidate in economics at the Paris School of Economics. Her research interests include topics in political economy, development economics and economic history.
Jules Baleyte is the head of the international section of the département de la conjoncture at the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE). He holds a degree in mathematics and economics from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) and the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique (ENSAE).
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 he co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) with Esther Duflo and Sendhil Mullainathan, and he remains one of the Lab’s Directors. He is a co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his groundbreaking work in development economics research.
Luis Bauluz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bonn and Wealth Aggregates Coordinator at the World Inequality Database. He is an empirical researcher interested in inequality and macroeconomic history. Before joining the University of Bonn, he completed his PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics.
Oscar Barrera received his PhD from the Paris School of Economics under the supervision of Professor Flore Gubert. His main fields of interest are development economics, political economy, economic history, and policy evaluation.
Yonatan Berman is a fellow at the London Mathematical Laboratory. He is an associated researcher at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, The Graduate Center, CUNY and a fellow of the World Inequality Database (WID.world).
Carmen Durrer de la Sota is a research assistant at the World Inequality Lab and a graduate student at the Paris School of Economics. She holds a degree in social sciences from Sciences Po Paris.
Yajna Govind is a PhD candidate in economics at the Paris School of Economics and the Institut National d'Études Démographiques. Her research interests span from applied labor and public economics to inequality and migration.
Thanasak Jenmana is a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics and a research fellow at the World Inequality Lab. His research lies at the intersection of economic history and political economy, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.
Fabian Kosse received a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn in 2015 and is now Professor of Applied Economics at the LMU Munich. His research deals with topics at the intersection of economics, psychology and political science. He is particularly interested in how differences in skills, personality and attitudes develop over time and how they affect educational and labor market success.
Ana Leiva is a PhD candidate studying the relationship between inequality and welfare regimes in non-rich countries, with a special emphasis on its political-economic foundations. She is currently working on health market reforms and institutional equilibrium for welfare provision in Latin America.
Attila Lindner received his doctoral degree in Economics in 2015 at University of California, Berkeley. Since then he works at the Department of Economics at University College London. His main research spans unemployment insurance, minimum wages, pension systems and inequality.
Filip Novokmet is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics, University of Bonn, and a research fellow at the World Inequality Lab, Paris School of Economics. His research interests focus on political economy and economic history.
Sultan Mehmood is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New Economic School in Moscow. A development economist with a focus on political economy issues, his research seeks to understand the conditions necessary for establishment of Rule of Law in societies and its consequences for institutional design and development.
Marc Morgan is a senior research fellow at the World Inequality Lab in the Paris School of Economics and the Western Europe Coordinator of the World Inequality Database. His work mainly studies how distributions of income and wealth between persons and sectors interact with the rest of the economy, its growth, and its politics.
Alice Sodano is research assistant at the World Inequality Lab. She holds an MRes in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.
Juliet-Nil Uraz is an economist currently working on legal empowerment and civil legal aid as an LL.M. researcher at the European University Institute. Her research focuses on public economics, inequality and access to justice in comparative and historical perspective. She holds a Master's in Applied Economics with a major in Public Policy and Development from the Paris School of Economics.
Tom Zawisza is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. His research focuses on analyzing the insurance and incentive effects of tax and welfare policy.
Álvaro Zúñiga-Cordero is a PhD candidate in economics at the Paris School of Economics (PSE). His work focuses on inequality, political economy, international trade, and migration. He completed the Analysis and Policy in Economics (APE) master’s at PSE and received first degrees in economics and sociology from the University of Costa Rica. He has also worked in finance and in the research department of the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
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