Facundo Alvaredo

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Affiliations

Co-Director, World Inequality Database (formerly, the World Wealth and Income Database, and even before, the World Top Incomes Database)

Co-Director, World Inequality Lab

Associate Member, Paris School of Economics

Senior Fellow, INET and Dept. of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

Researcher IIEP-UBA-CONICET

Research Fellow CEPR

Research Fellow CESifo

Member of ECINEQ Council

Education

PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics

MPhil (DEA) in Economics, DELTA-École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

MA in Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Licenciado in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Research Interests

Public Economics, Income and Wealth Inequality, Economic History, History of Economic Doctrines

Publications

Journal Articles

Alvaredo, F., L. Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. 2020. Towards a System of Distributional National Accounts. Économie et Statistique/Economics and Statistics, 517-518-519: 41-59. pdf (English). pdf (Français).

Alvaredo, F., Lydia Assouad and Thomas Piketty. 2019. Measuring lnequality in the Middle East 1990-2016: The World's Most Unequal Region? Review of Income and Wealth, 65(4): 685-711. pdf. appendix.

Alvaredo, F., Anthony B. Atkinson, and Salvatore Morelli. 2018. Top wealth shares in the UK over more than a century. Journal of Public Economics, 162: 26-47. pdf. appendix. Longer version published as CEPR DP 11759. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., L. Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. 2018. The elephant curve of global inequality and growth. American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 108:103-108. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Guillermo Cruces, and Leonardo Gasparini. 2018. A Short Episodic History of Income Distribution in Argentina. Latin American Economic Review, 27(7). pdf.

Alvaredo, F., L. Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. 2017. Global Inequality Dynamics: New Findings from WID.world. American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings. 107(5): 404-409. pdf. Slightly longer version published as NBER WP 23119. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Bertrand Garbinti, and T. Piketty. 2017. On the share of inheritance in aggregate wealth. Europe and the United States 1900-2010. Economica, 84: 239-260. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Thomas Breda, Barra Roantree, and Emmanuel Saez. 2017. Contribution ceilings and the incidence of payroll taxes. De Economist-The Netherlands Economic Review. 165: 129–140. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Augustin Bergeron, and Guilhem Cassan. 2017. Income concentration in British India 1885-1946. Journal of Development Economics. 127: 459-469. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Anthony B. Atkinson, and Salvatore Morelli. 2016. The challenge of measuring UK wealth inequality in the 2000s. Fiscal Studies. 37(1): 13-33, 2016. pdf. Previous version published as CEPR DP 10810. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, and Emmanuel Saez. 2013. The top 1 percent in international and historical perspective. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3), pp. 3-20. pdf. Previous version published as NBER WP 19075. pdf.

Alvaredo, F. 2011. A Note on the Relationship between Top Income Shares and the Gini Coefficient; Economics Letters, 110(3): 274-277. pdf. Updated version as CEPR DP 8071. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., and Emmanuel Saez. 2009. Income and Wealth Concentration in Spain from a Historical and Fiscal Perspective. Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(5): 1140-1167. pdf. Updated series in the World Inequality Database.

Alvaredo, F. 2009. Top Incomes and Earnings in Portugal 1936-2005; Explorations in Economic History, 46(4): 404-417. pdf. appendix. Updated series in the World Inequality Database.

Ahumada, Hildegart, F. Alvaredo, and Alfredo Canavese. 2008. The Monetary Method to Measure the Shadow Economy: The Forgotten Problem of the Initial Conditions. Economics Letters, 101(2): 97-99. pdf.

Ahumada, Hildegart, F. Alvaredo, and Alfredo Canavese. 2007. The Monetary Method and the Size of the Shadow Economy: A Critical Assessment. Review of Income and Wealth, 53(2): 363-371. pdf.

Ahumada, Hildegart, F. Alvaredo, and Alfredo Canavese. 2009. La Méthode Monetaire pour l’Estimation de l’Économie Informelle: Une Étude Critique de ses Usages, with Hildegart Ahumada and Alfredo Canavese. Revue Économique, 60(5): 1069-1078.

Chapters in books

Alvaredo, F., and Leonardo Gasparini. 2015. Recent trends in inequality and poverty in developing countries. In A. B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (editors) Handbook of Income Distribution, chapter 9, pp. 697-805. North Holland. pdf. Previous version published as CEDLAS Working Paper 151/2013. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., and Emmanuel Saez. 2010. Income and Wealth Concentration in Spain in a Historical and Fiscal Perspective. In A. Atkinson and T. Piketty (editors) Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 10 (longer version of Alvaredo and Saez, 2009, ut supra). pdf. Updated series in the World Inequality Database.

Alvaredo, F. 2010. Top Incomes and Earnings in Portugal 1936-2005. In A. Atkinson and T. Piketty (editors) Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 11 (longer version of Alvaredo, 2009, ut supra). pdf.

Alvaredo, F. 2010. The Rich in Argentina over the Twentieth Century 1932-2004. In A. Atkinson and T. Piketty (editors) Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 6. pdf. Updated series in the World Inequality Database.

Alvaredo, F., and Elena Pisano. 2010.Top Incomes in Italy 1974-2004. In A. Atkinson and T. Piketty (editors) Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 12. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., and Thomas Piketty. 2010. The Dynamics of Income Concentration in Developed and Developing Countries: A View from the Top. In L. Lopez-Calva and N. Lustig (editors) Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress?, chapter 4; Washington DC: The Brookings Institution. link.

Other Publications

Alvaredo, F. and Cecilia García Peñalosa. 2018. Top incomes, wealth, and inheritance: special issue in homage to Tony Atkinson. Journal of Economic Inequality, 16: 131-136. pdf.

World Inequality Report 2018. pdf.

Working Papers

Alvaredo, F., Denis Cogneau and Thomas Piketty. Income inequality under colonial rule. Evidence from French Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Vietnam, and comparison with the British Empire 1920-1960. CEPR DP 14969. pdf.

Acciari, Paolo, F. Alvaredo and Salvatore Morelli. The concentration of personal wealth in Italy 1995-2016. Forthcoming.

Alvaredo, F., Anthony B. Atkinson, L. Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. 2016. Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Guidelines: Concepts and Methods used in WID.world. WID.world wp 2016/1. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., Anthony B. Atkinson, and Salvatore Morelli. 2015. Reply to Consultation about ceasing publication of HMRC's Personal Wealth National Statistics, UK (pdf). pdf.

Alvaredo, F., and Juliana Londoño Vélez. 2013. High Incomes and Personal Taxation in a Developing Economy: Colombia 1993-2010. pdf.

Alvaredo, F., and Anthony B. Atkinson. 2010. Colonial Rule, Apartheid and Natural Resources: Top Incomes in South Africa 1903-2007. CEPR DP 8155, 2010. pdf. Previous version as OxCarre Research Paper 46. Updated series in the World Inequality Database.

Work in progress

On the Distribution of Estates and the Distribution of Wealth, with Yonatan Berman and Salvatore Morelli.

Income inequality in Mexico: evidence from household surveys, tax registries and national accounts, with Santiago Garriga and Florencia Pinto.

Wealth Concentration at Death and Wealth inequality in Spain. Global vs. Local Forces, 1901-2010, with Miguel Artola.

Macro and Micro Data in Latin America: Discrepancies and reconciliations. An inventory of sources, with Ignacio Flores Beale, Mauricio De Rosa and Marc Morgan.

The World Inequality Database

Access here. Between December 2015 and March 2018, labelled The World Wealth and Income Database.

The World Top Incomes Database (on line January 2011-November 2015)

By F. Alvaredo, Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. Homepage archived here.

Data call: Register data from developing countries

On access to register data for distributional analysis in developing countries. The World Wealth and Income Database Methodological Notes 1/2015. pdf.

Miscellanea

A few minutes of extraordinary singing:

Macbeth, by Maria Callas (a studio recording, here).

I Puritani, by Giuseppe di Stefano.

Medea, by Maria Callas.

In Memoriam

Tony Atkinson: webpage

Alfredo Canavese: pdf (text written by P. Gerchunoff and D. Heymann, in Spanish) picture

Francisco Pancho Azamor: picture ("En arte no hay progreso. No hay pueblo sin arte. Vemos lo que sabemos.")