Edward N. Wolff

Department of Economics
New York University
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NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: New York University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2020Taxes and the Revaluation of Household Wealth
December 2019Wealth Taxation in the United States
Income and Wealth Volatility: Evidence from Italy and the U.S. in the Past Two Decades
with Conchita D'Ambrosio, Giorgia Menta: w26527
October 2018The Decline of African-American and Hispanic Wealth since the Great Recession
November 2017Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962 to 2016: Has Middle Class Wealth Recovered?
March 2017A Head-to-Head Comparison of Augmented Wealth in Germany and the United States
with Timm Bönke, Markus Grabka, Carsten Schröder: w23244

Published: Timm Bönke & Markus M. Grabka & Carsten Schröder & Edward N. Wolff, 2020. "A Head‐to‐Head Comparison of Augmented Wealth in Germany and the United States*," The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol 122(3), pages 1140-1180. citation courtesy of

September 2016Deconstructing Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1983 - 2013
December 2014Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962-2013: What Happened over the Great Recession?

Published: Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962 to 2013: What Happened over the Great Recession? Edward N. Wolff RSF 2016 2:6, 24-43

November 2012The Asset Price Meltdown and the Wealth of the Middle Class
April 2011Pensions in the 2000s: the Lost Decade?

Published: Edward N. Wolff, 2015. "U.S. Pensions in the 2000s: The Lost Decade?," Review of Income and Wealth, vol 61(4), pages 599-629.

March 2011Spillovers, Linkages, and Productivity Growth in the US Economy, 1958 to 2007

Published: Productivity Growth: Industries, Spillovers and Economic Performance [withThijs ten Raa], Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, 2012.

February 2011Inheritances and the Distribution of Wealth or Whatever Happened to the Great Inheritance Boom? Results from the SCF and PSID
with Maury Gittleman: w16840
November 2009The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth
with James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony B. Shorrocks: w15508

Published: James B. Davies & Susanna Sandström & Anthony Shorrocks & Edward N. Wolff, 2011. "The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 121(551), pages 223-254, March. citation courtesy of

September 2007The Superstar Inventors and Entrepreneurs: How Were They Educated?
with William J. Baumol, Melissa A. Schilling
in Entrepreneurship: Strategy and Structure, Thomas Hellman and Scott Stern, editors
June 2003The Vintage Effect in TFP Growth: An Analysis of the Age Structure of Capital
with Maury Gittleman, Thijs ten Raa: w9768

Published: Gittleman, Maury & ten Raa, Thijs & Wolff, Edward N., 2006. "The vintage effect in TFP-growth: An analysis of the age structure of capital," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 306-328, September. citation courtesy of

January 2002Productivity, Computerization, and Skill Change

Published: Wolff, Edward N. "Productivity, Computerization, And Skill Change," FFB Atlanta - Economic Review, 2002, v87(3,Third-Qtr), 63-87. citation courtesy of

January 1999Specialization and Productivity Performance in Low-, Medium-, and High-Tech Manufacturing Industries
in International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices, Alan Heston and Robert E. Lipsey, editors
August 1993Growth in a Dual Economy
with Magnus Blomstrom: w4433

Published: World Development, Vol. 25, no. 10 (October 1997): 1627-1637. citation courtesy of

October 1989Multinational Corporations and Productivity Convergence in Mexico
with Magnus Blomstrom: w3141

Published: William Baumol, Richard Nelson and Ed Wolff, eds., Convergence of Productivty: Cross-National Studies and Historical Evidence, Oxford University Press Oxford, 1994

1989Long-Term Trends in U.S. Wealth Inequality: Methodological Issues and Results
with Marcia Marley
in The Measurement of Saving, Investment, and Wealth, Robert E. Lipsey and Helen Stone Tice, editors
1980Estimates of the 1969 Size Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S. from a Synthetic Data Base
in Modeling the Distribution and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth, James D. Smith, editor
October 1977Merging Microdata Rationale Practice and Testing
with Nancy Ruggles, Richard Ruggles
in Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 6, number 4, Sanford V. Berg, editor
April 1977Educational Screening and Occupational Earnings
with Joel Hay: w0174
September 1976Age, Education and Occupational Earnings Inequality
with Dennis M. Bushe: w0149

Published: "Schooling & Occupational Earnings." Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 23, No. 3, (September 1977), pp. 259-278.

December 1974The Goodness of Match
July 1973IOPE: Input/Output Program for Economists
in Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 2, number 3, Sanford V. Berg, editor
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