Salvatore Morelli

email: smorelli [at] - Office phone number: +1 (212) 817-1856 - twitter: @MorelliSal

Visiting Assistant Professor & ARC Distinguished Fellow at The Graduate Center - CUNY (New York).

Core Faculty at Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality - CUNY (New York)

Research Associate - CSEF (University of Naples, Federico II)


Top Wealth Shares in the UK over More than a Century, 2018

Journal of Public Economics, (with Facundo Alvaredo and Anthony B. Atkinson)


[LONGER version: CEPR discussion paper / CSEF wp]


Banking Crises in the US: the Response of Top Income Shares in a Historical Perspective, 2018

Journal of Economic Inequality

[LONGER version : CSEF wp]


CHAPTER: Wealth Inequality, 2018

forthcoming in “Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries” (with Brian Nolan and Philippe Van Kerm)

ed. Brian Nolan, Oxford University Press (OUP).


CHAPTER: Rising inequality and economic stability, 2017

in “After Piketty: the Inequality Agenda post-Capital in the 21st Century”, eds. H. Boushey, B. DeLong and M. Steinbaum, Harvard University Press (HUP).

In the Media/blogosphere: {Washington Center for Equitable Growth};

Video: {Launch event at CUNY - May 2017}


The Chartbook of Economic Inequality, 2017

INET Oxford working paper 2017-10 (with Anthony B. Atkinson, Joe Hasell, and Max Roser),

[Paper / DATA xls / Interactive Website]

In the Media/blogosphere:{FT/La Repubblica / FT blog/FT blog/WSJ/Reuters};

Previous versions: (with A.B. Atkinson), Mar 2014,[ECINEQ wp];

(with A.B. Atkinson), 2012, [INET Research notes #5]


The Challenge of Measuring UK Wealth Inequality in the 2000s, 2016

Fiscal Studies (with Facundo Alvaredo and Anthony B. Atkinson)

[CEPR discussion paper/LSE-III wp/CSEF wp/Published paper]


CHAPTER: Post-1970 trends in within-country inequality and poverty: rich and middle income countries, 2015 Handbook of Income Distribution Vol. 2A, pp. 596-693 (with Timothy Smeeding and Jeffrey P. Thompson)

Elsevier B.V. (eds. A. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon)

[Handbook page][CSEF wp]


Inequality and Crises Revisited, Feb 2015, Economia Politica - Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics (with Anthony B. Atkinson)

[CSEF wp / Published paper]



IT: Le Disuguaglianze Economico-Sociali in Italia - Tre Workshops per l'esplorazione di analisi, quesiti irrisolti e traiettorie di ricerca future, 2016

(Testo redatto per la Fondazione Basso, Roma), Settembre 2016. [ pdf ]


Reply to Consultation about ceasing publication of HMRC's Personal Wealth National Statistics, UK, 2016

(with F. Alvaredo, and A. B. Atkinson) [pdf]


Inequality, Debt and Growth, 2012

Report for the Resolution Foundation (with P. Lucchino) [Paper]

In the Media/blogosphere: {Financial Times / The Guardian / OECD insights}


Economic Crisis and Inequality, 2011

Human Development Research Paper, 2011/06, UNDP. (with A.B. Atkinson).

Prepared for the Human Development Report 2011, UNDP, New York [Paper]


Income Inequality and Banking Crisis: a First Look, 2010

report prepared for the Global Labor Forum 2011 (ILO) in Turin. (with A.B. Atkinson) [Paper]

In the Media/blogosphere: {NYTimes Economix blog / The Economist / Harvard Kennedy Sch, Rappaport Inst / Adam Smith Inst / The Atlantic / The Atlantic Wire



In English

07 Jun 2017 ( Is Growing Inequality Hurting our Economies?

20 Jan 2017 ( Putting people first: the legacy of Tony Atkinson

07 May 2016 (Dissertation Reviews)- Morality, Economic Inequality, and Policy Responses.

08 Dec 2015 (VoxEU)- The importance of wealth concentration and why it is so difficult to measure (with F.Alvaredo & T.Atkinson)

26 Mar 2014 (VoxEU)-The Chartbook of Economic Inequality-(with T. Atkinson). Appeared also on INETblog / Oxford Martin School blog / Inequality&History blog

20 Mar 2014 (Inequality&History Blog)- Are we all in this together? the new Chartbook of Economic Inequality - (with T. Atkinson)

18 Mar 2014 (INET Blog)-The Chartbook of Economic Inequality - (with T. Atkinson)

In Italian

26 Jun 2018 (Huffington Post) La Flat Tax? Si torna indietro (letteralmente) di cento anni (with G. Gabbuti).

18 Mar 2018 (Forum Disuguaglianze Diversita') Da Roma a Londra ora si combattono le disuguaglianze e la retorica “patrimonialista”

26 Jan 2017 (Newsletter Asvis) Una carriera contro le disuguaglianze: l'eredita' intellettuale di Anthony Atkinson

16 Jan 2017 (Menabò di Etica ed Economia) Putting people first: in ricordo di Tony Atkinson

05 Jun 2015 ( Sulla disuguaglianza c'e' ancora tanto da scoprire

15 Apr 2015 (Menabò di Etica ed Economia). La crisi ed il reddito dei ricchi.

02 Mar 2015 (Corriere del Mezzogiorno). Aziende e politica, il Sud non e' delle donne. Versione apparsa anche su con il titolo "Il ruolo delle donne nel lavoro e nella societa' ".

25 Nov 2014( TFR in busta paga aumenta i consumi? (with T. Jappelli). Versione breve apparsa anche sul Corriere del Mezzogiorno.

17 Mar 2014 (Pagina99)-La carta globale della disuguaglianza. Articolo apparso anche su