Tag: income dispersion

  • Inequality After the Crisis

    Should social scientists stop carping about celebrities and CEOs and start worrying more about the next financial crisis? Tyler Cowen has an interesting article from a left libertarian slant in which he argues that “most of the worries about income inequality are bogus, but some are probably better grounded and even more serious than even […]

  • Is Income Volatility Higher in Recessions or Booms?

    Colleen Carey looks at the effects of recessions on income inequality and finds some surprising results Picture a group of twenty-five year olds.  Most of them have finished their education and are just embarking on their work lives.  They will earn varying amounts of money, due mostly to differences in education.  But there won’t yet […]