Changes in the Distribution of Black and White Wealth Since the US Civil War with Ellora Derenoncourt, Chi Hyun Kim, and Moritz Schularick now out in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 37, no. 4, Fall 2023 (pp. 71-90)
New and strongly revised version of the working paper on the U.S. debt boom The Distribution of Household Debt in the United States, 1950-2019 with Alina Bartscher, Moritz Schularick, and Ulrike Steins now available
New working paper Unemployment risk, portfolio choice, and the racial wealth gap with Ellora Derenoncourt, Chi Hyun Kim, and Moritz Schularick
Wealth of two nations: The U.S. racial wealth gap, 1860-2020 with Ellora Derenoncourt, Chi Hyun Kim, and Moritz Schularick is now accepted for publication at The Quarterly Journal of Economics
On August 1, 2023, I started as a professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim
New working paper Job levels and Wages with Christian Bayer (May 2023)
New note on our paper The Geography of Job Creation and Job Destruction with Iourii Manovskii and Xincheng Qiu regarding the recent critique of our work
Research agenda, videos, and data
My ECONtribute podcast (in German) about my research on the German labor market
Link to video of presentation Monetary Policy and Racial Inequality at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute 2021 fall research conference conference
Radio podcast "Tagesgespräch" on BR2 (in German) from October 2019: "Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich - Wie viel Ungleichheit verträgt unsere Gesellschaft?"
Link to video of presentation Wealth and Income Inequality in America 1949-2016 at Spring 2019 Fed Listens Conference at the Minneapolis Fed (starts at 1h39m)
Link to video of my presentation (session four) on a project using the Historical Survey of Consumer Finances at the St. Louis Fed Symposium "Is College Still Worth It?"
Links to videos of lectures at CES Munich on Income and Wealth Inequality: Theory and Evidence
Link to my Data page on U.S. income and wealth data
For the results from my paper with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull (see Research) on the U.S. earnings, income, and wealth distribution please visit the data page. The page comprises results from the paper together with some additional results that are not in the paper. I am still uploading some additional results from time to time. Please contact me if you have questions or comments.