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Research Institute Economics of InequalityRSS

Mission Statement

Since 2015 we address key questions of social, economic and ecological inequalities and the resulting issues for the society, politics, the environment and every single human being. Due to the increase of inequalities in the course of time it is from our perspective of utmost importance to look into these topics from various angles.

The research institute "Economics of Inequality" serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research on these inequalities and for discussions with students, other researchers and the public. In the course of our research we question reasons for the existance of inequalities as well as their effects. To offer profound results of our research, it is a major concern for us to develop concrete approaches for measuring inequalities. Furthermore, our research results should not only point out already existing inequalities, but rather provide a scientific foundation for the development of measures and actions to reduce present social and economic inequalities.

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Eco-social Tax Reform: Revenue and Distributional Effects

by Vanessa Lechinger, Eva Six and Stefan Humer

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Rapp, Severin (2021):

#22: Asset Bias in Household Needs Measurement

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S. Rapp, V. Lechinger:

2021|04: Wealth in Vienna

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Project: Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Austria

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"Es hat sich gezeigt, dass die Umverteilungsmaßnahmen des Wohlfahrtsstaates sehr stark wirken, und vor allem auch zielgerichtet wirken, und die untere Bevölkerungshälfte davon sehr stark profitiert."

Emanuel List in ZIB1 on 23.11.2020

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INEQ Project Briefs 2021|03 & 2021|04

We are happy to present another two of INEQ's Project Briefs: > Project Brief 2021|03 Poverty and COVID-19 > Project Brief 2021|04 Wealth in Vienna

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Working Paper Series #22

Asset Bias in Household Needs Measurement (Severin Rapp)

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"WU matters. WU talks.": Corona and women

On may 12th 2021 Katharina Mader discuessed on "WU matters. WU talks." the effects of the corona crisis on women.

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