The Evolution of Income Concentration in Japan, 1886-2002: Evidence from Income Tax Statistics
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We thank seminar participants at the NBER Japan Meeting, Berkeley University, Columbia University, Harvard University US-Japan Relations Program, University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Keio University, and Osaka University for helpful discussions. In particular, we are grateful to Joseph Ferrie, Laura Hein, Charles Horioka, Yasushi Iwamoto, Ryo Kambayashi, Anil Kashyap, Lawrence Katz, Wojciech Kopczuk, Ryoshin Minami, Joel Mokyr, Fumio Ohtake, Tetsuji Okazaki, Makoto Saito, Osamu Saito, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Gail Triner, David Weinstein, and Hiroshi Yoshikawa for their comments and suggestions. Financial support from NSF Grant SES-0134946, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Abe Fellowship Program is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.