Research and teaching

My research centers on income inequality, poverty, socio-economic mobility, and wealth inequality, especially in a cross-national perspective. I have recently spent much time trying to understand and quantify the importance of family background in the distribution of economic resources.

I teach econometrics and methods for inequality analysis, mostly at the graduate (PhD level).

Citations according to Google scholar.

Working papers (unpublished or in WP series):

Redistribution, inequality, and growth revisited Comment on ‘Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence’ with Jukka Pirttilä and Risto Rönkkö



  • incdist A package for income distribution analysis in R (in development). Install using