Facundo Alvaredo



Affiliations

Researcher, CONICET
Research Fellow, Paris School of Economics
Research Fellow, INET at Oxford and Dept. of Social Policy, Oxford University
Co-Director, The World Wealth and Income Database (formerly The World Top Incomes Database)
Associate Member, Nuffield College
Research Affiliate, CEPR and CESifo


Education

PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics, 2008
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, Taxation, Income and Wealth Inequality, Economic History


Previous Positions
 
Research Fellow, Dept. of Economics, University of Oxford, 2008-2014
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Economics and Center for Equitable Growth, University of California-Berkeley, summer 2010
Visiting Scholar, NBER/Harvard, Fall 2009
Junior Researcher, CREST (Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique), 2006-2008
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Economics, University of California-Berkeley, summers 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010


Publications

In refereed journals

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

The top 1 percent in international and historical perspective, with A. B. Atkinson, T. Piketty and E. Saez; Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3), pp. 3-20, 2013Previous version as NBER WP 19075, 2013. pdf

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

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

Top Incomes and Earnings in Portugal 1936-2005; Explorations in Economic History, 46(4): 404-417, 2009. pdf appendix.  Series in the World Wealth and Income Database.

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

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

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, 2009. pdf


Chapters in books

Recent trends in inequality and poverty in developing countries, with Leonardo Gasparini. 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 

Income and Wealth Concentration in Spain in a Historical and Fiscal Perspective, with Emmanuel Saez; in A. Atkinson and T. Piketty (editors) Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century vol. II: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, Chapter 10 (longer version of Alvaredo and Saez, 2009, ut supra). pdf

Top Incomes and Earnings in Portugal 1936-2005; in A. Atkinson and T. Piketty, op. cit., Chapter 11 (longer version of Alvaredo, 2009, ut supra).

The Rich in Argentina over the Twentieth Century 1932-2004; in A. Atkinson and T. Piketty, op. cit., Chapter 6. pdfUpdated series in the World Wealth and Income Database.

Top Incomes in Italy 1974-2004, with Elena Pisano; in A. Atkinson and T. Piketty, op. cit., Chapter 12. pdf. Updated series in the  World Wealth and Income Database.

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


Working Papers

Top wealth shares in the UK over more than a century, by F. Alvaredo, A. B. Atkinson and S. Morelli. CEPR DP 11759. 2016. pdf.

Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Guidelines: Concepts and Methods used in WID.world, with A. B. Atkinson, L. Chancel, T. Piketty, E. Saez and G. Zucman, 2016. pdf.

Global Inequality Dynamics: New Findings from WID.world, by F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, T. Piketty, E. Saez and G. Zucman, 2017. pdf. Slides.

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

On the share of inheritance in aggregate wealth. Europe and the United States 1900-2010, by F. Alvaredo, B. Garbinti and T. Piketty, 2015. pdfSlides. R&R Economica.

Measuring top incomes in the Middle East. Data limitations and an illustration with the case of Egypt, by F. Alvaredo and T. Piketty, 2015. pdf. Appendix. Data appendix. Previous versions published as CEPR DP 10068, and ERF WP 832.

Income concentration in British India 1885-1946, with Augustin Bergeron and Guilhem Cassan.

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

Colonial Rule, Apartheid and Natural Resources: Top Incomes in South Africa 1903-2007, with Tony Atkinson. CEPR DP 8155, 2010 (previous version as OxCarre Research Paper 46). pdf. R&R European Review of Economic History. Updated series in the World Wealth and Income Database.

Income Distribution in Argentina in the Long Run, Exceptionalism or Convergence?, with Leonardo Gasparini and Guillermo Cruces, for the book Argentine Exceptionalism: Some Explanations for a Hundred Years of Economic Divergence, coordinated by E. Glaeser and R. Di Tella.


Work in progress

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

Inheritance in Denmark: 1860-2010, with Paul R. Sharp and Peter S. Jensen.

Income Concentration and the Income Tax in the French Colonies, with Thomas Piketty and Denis Cogneau.

Top Incomes and Personal Taxation in Chile 1950-2010, with Ricardo Mayer and Claudia Sanhueza.



The World Wealth and Income Database (www.wid.world)

By F. Alvaredo, Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. Access here.


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

By F. Alvaredo, Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. Archived homepage 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


References
 
Thomas Piketty, webpage
Emmanuel Saez, webpage
Tony Atkinson, webpage


Miscellanea

A few minutes of extraordinary singing:

Macbethby M. Callas (a studio recording, here).
I Puritaniby G. di Stefano.
Medea, by M. Callas


In Memoriam

Alfredo Canavese: pdf (text written by P. Gerchunoff and D. Heymann, in Spanishpicture
Francisco Pancho Azamor: picture ("En arte no hay progreso. No hay pueblo sin arte. Vemos lo que sabemos.")