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

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Peter Hoeller1
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09 jan 2012
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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.
globalisation, top incomes, income inequality, taxation, technological change
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  • D31: Microeconomics / Distribution / Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
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