Facundo Alvaredo

Facundo Alvaredo

dates de séjour

01/09/2011 - 30/06/2012






Département d'économie, université d'Oxford, Royaume-Uni

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

The Long Run History of Economic Inequality: Income, Wealth and Financial Crises

This research proposal is part of an ongoing long-term project on top incomes and wealth concentration based on fiscal records, in which I participate together with Tony Atkinson and Thomas Piketty, and in which I will be working on in the coming years. It is linked to the work on distribution that I have been doing for some time now. During the proposed stay, preferably at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Paris, special emphasis will be put on the analysis of the former French colonies regarding personal taxation and income concentration.


For this reason, being at the IAE-Paris is desired, given that the project requires intensive archival work in several French libraries and French national archives (BNF, Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Bibliothèque de Sciences-Po, Bibliothèque de l’Académie des Sciences d’Outremer, Bibliothèque Cujas). This would also facilitate my joint work with my co-authors from the Paris School of Economics. The actions envisaged include: (i) establishing a long-run global picture of inequality as revealed by fiscal records; (ii) analysis of the long-run drivers of inequality; (iii) analysis of the distributional impact of banking crises with particular attention on the right tail of income and wealth distributions; (iv) creation of an on-line data archive on top income shares available to researchers.



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Cette résidence a bénéficié d'une aide de l'État gérée par l'Agence nationale de la recherche dans le cadre des programmes d'Investissements d'avenir au titre du Laboratoire d'excellence RFIEA+.


Research Fellow at the Department of Economics at Oxford University. He is also researcher at the CONICET and research affiliate at the CEPR and at the CESifo. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics (summa cum laude). He has held fellowships from the FMSH, the Gould Foundation, the European Commission, the Fundacion Carolina, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina. He has taught at the Paris School of Economics, at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistiques (Paris).



07/03/2012 - 09:15