OECD Economics Department Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-1973 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151973
Hide / Show Abstract
Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the OECD or of the governments of its member countries.

 

Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are they Compatible? Part 4. Top Incomes You or your institution have access to this content

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9h28wm6qmn.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/less-income-inequality-and-more-growth-are-they-compatible-part-4-top-incomes_5k9h28wm6qmn-en
  • READ
Author(s):
Peter Hoeller1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
09 Jan 2012
Bibliographic information
No.:
927
Pages
19
DOI
10.1787/5k9h28wm6qmn-en

Hide / Show Abstract

Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase. Potential explanations include changes in taxation, technical progress, globalisation and changes in way the remuneration of top income recipients is set.
Keywords:
globalisation, top incomes, income inequality, taxation, technological change
JEL Classification:
  • D31: Microeconomics / Distribution / Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions