Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance,
Stockholm School of Economics

No 271: An Assessment of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Inequality

Patrick Vanhoudt
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Patrick Vanhoudt: The European Institute of Japanese Studies, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: This paper provides an assessment of the determinants of income inequality in a broader macroeconomic context. In particular the hypothesis that income inequality is related to fundamentals affecting economic growth is examined.

Keywords: Income inequality; Kuznets hypothesis; economic growth.

JEL-codes: D30; E62; H30; O40

18 pages, October 15, 1998

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