Salvatore Morelli holds a D.Phil in Economics at the University of Oxford (October 2013) and in February 2014 joined the CSEF as a post-doctoral fellow. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. His research interests centre around the economics of income and wealth distribution, macroeconomic history and applied microeconomics. His research to date has investigated the evolution as well as the measurement of several dimensions of economic inequality over time for a series of countries (together with T. Atkinson he assembled a novel historical collection of data on economic inequality, The Chartbook of Economic Inequality, and released in March 2014 a related open-access interactive website. Moreover, jointly with T. Smeeding (U Wisconsin-Madison) and J. Thompson (Fed’s Board of Governors) he wrote a chapter for the Handbook of Income Distribution Vol 2A, Elsevier, 2015, edited by A. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon). One of his recent paper “Inequality and crises revisited” (joint with A. Atkinson) is forthcoming in the Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics. With Facundo Alvaredo (PSE, Oxford) and Anthony Atkinson (Oxford) he is writing a new paper on the evolution of wealth distribution in the UK since the 1896 and with Edoardo Di Porto (CSEF) and Paolo Lucchino (LSE) he is exploring the consumption responses of UK households to recent changes in personal income allowances. Salvatore is also a grantee of the INET for his project “The Long Run History of Economic Inequality: Income, Wealth and Financial Crisis” ( jointly with F. Alvaredo and A.B. Atkinson, F. Dennig, T. Piketty and M. Roser).
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We are not “all in it together.”
The purpose of this Chartbook is to present a summary of evidence about changes in economic inequality – primarily income, earnings, and wealth – for 25 countries covering a 100 year period from 1911 to 2010.