Popular writings

Why inequality matters

—Social Europe—26. Nov, 2018

There was a time, not long ago, when most economists did not consider inequality in the distribution of income and […]

Life-and-death inequality

—Project Syndicate—5. Oct, 2017

Although people are living longer almost everywhere, life-expectancy figures in the US tell a more complicated story. Rich Americans can […]

Double diversification

—VoxEU—6. Feb, 2017

There is a cross-country relationship between economic performance and both economic and political diversification. This column presents global evidence that […]


—VoxEU—3. Mar, 2016

There is a lot in a name. This column looks at the ideas that are wrongly attributed to Irving Fisher […]