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Top Income Inequality in the 21st Century: Some Cautionary Notes

Fatih Guvenen, Greg Kaplan

NBER Working Paper No. 23321
Issued in April 2017
NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Labor Studies, Public Economics

We revisit recent empirical evidence about the rise in top income inequality in the United States, drawing attention to four key issues that we believe are critical for an informed discussion about changing inequality since 1980. Our goal is to inform researchers, policy makers, and journalists who are interested in top income inequality.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w23321

Published: Fatih Guvenen & Greg Kaplan, 2017. "Top Income Inequality in the 21st Century: Some Cautionary Notes," Quarterly Review, vol 38(1). citation courtesy of

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