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Liste des publications/List of publications

 
 
 
 
1. Livres/Books
 
1.1. Livres principaux/Main books
 
Autres éditions : Hachette Pluriel (2006). Grasset (2014). Points Histoire (2016). Annexes (pdf). Database (xls).
 
Le capital au 21e siècle, Ed. du Seuil, 2013, 970p. Données, graphiques et annexes. Autre éditionPoints Histoire (2019).
Capital in the 21st century, Harvard University Press, 2014, 698p. Data, figures and appendices. Debates.
 
Capital and ideology, Harvard University Press, 2020, 1093p. Data, figures and appendices.
 
 
1.2. Ouvrages collectifs/Collective volumes
 
 
Top incomes: a global perspective (co-edited with A.B. Atkinson), Oxford University Press, 2010, 776 p.
 
World Inequality Report 2018 (co-edited with F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman) WIL, 2018, 300p. (Online version, Appendix) (Harvard University Press, 2018, 332p.)
 
Rapport sur les inégalités mondiales 2018 (co-dirigé par F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman), Seuil, 2018, 510p.
 

Clivages politiques et inégalités sociales. Une étude de 50 démocraties (1948-2020) (co-dirigé avec A. Gethin et C. Martinez-Toledano), EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, 2021, 624p. (Données, graphiques et annexes)

Political cleavages and social inequalities. A study of 50 democracies (1948-2020) (co-edited with A. Gethin and C. Martinez-Toledano), Harvard University Press, 2021, 580p. (Cover) (Data, figures and appendices: World Political Clevages and Inequality Database)

 
 
1.3. Autres livres/Other books
 
 
L'économie des inégalités, Ed. la Découverte, 1997, 122 p.
Autre édition : 7e éd. (2015). English translation: Harvard University Press (2015).
 
 
 

Pour une révolution fiscale. Un impôt sur le revenu pour le 21e siècle, co-écrit avec C. Landais et E. Saez, Ed. du Seuil, 2011, 133 p. www.revolution-fiscale.fr.

Capital is back: wealth-income ratios in rich countries, 1700-2010, co-written with G. Zucman, PSE, 2013, 978p. (short version & appendix)

Pour un traité de démocratisation de l'Europe, co-écrit avec S. Hennette, G. Sacriste et A. Vauchez, Ed. du Seuil, 2017, 96p. How to Democratize Europe (HUP, 2019) (various other translations)

Manifeste pour la démocratisation de l'Europe, co-écrit avec M. Bouju, L. Chancel, A.L. Delatte, S. Hennette, G. Sacriste, A. Vauchez, 2018, 52p. (translations in English, German, Spanish, Italian, etc. available at www.tdem.eu)

Changer l'Europe, c'est possible, co-écrit avec M. Bouju, L. Chancel, A.L. Delatte, S. Hennette, G. Sacriste, A. Vauchez, Ed. du Seuil, Points Essai, 2019, 93p. (www.tdem.eu)

1.4. Recueils de chroniques/Chronicles

Vive la gauche américaine ! Chroniques 1998-2004, Éd. de l'Aube, 2004, 194p.

Peut-on sauver l'Europe? Chroniques 2004-2012, Ed. LLL, 2012, 271p.

Aux urnes, citoyens ! Chroniques 2012-2016, Ed. LLL, 2016, 268p.

Vivement le socialisme ! Chroniques 2016-2020, Ed. du Seuil, 2020, 326p.

Various translations

 
2. Academic articles/articles universitaires
 
2.1. Main academic articles in english (refereed journals and collective volumes)
 
Implementation of first-best allocations via generalized tax schedules, Journal of economic theory, vol. 61, no 1, 1993, p. 23-41
 
Existence of fair allocations in economies with production, Journal of public economics, vol. 55, no 3, 1994, p. 391-405
 
Social mobility and redistributive politics, Quarterly journal of economics, vol. 110, no 3, 1995, p. 551-584
 
A Federal voting mechanism to solve the fiscal-externality problem, European economic review, vol. 40, no 1, 1996, p. 3-17
 
The Dynamics of the wealth distribution and the interest rate with credit-rationing, Review of economic studies, vol. 64, no 2, 1997, p. 173-189
 
Self-fulfilling beliefs about social status, Journal of public economics, vol. 70, no 1, 1998, p. 115-132.
 
Dualism and macroeconomic volatility, Quarterly journal of economics, vol. 114, no 4, 1999, p. 1359-1397 (with P. Aghion, A. Banerjee)
 
 
The Information-aggregation approach to political institutions, European economic review, vol. 43, no 4-6, 1999, p. 791-800.
 
Voting as communicating, Review of economic studies, vol. 67, no 1, 2000, p. 169-191
 
Theories of persistent inequality and intergenerational mobility, Handbook of income distribution, vol.1, North-Holland, 2000, p. 429-476.
 
Income inequality in France, 1901-1998, Journal of political economy, vol. 111, no 5, 2003, p. 1004-1042. [working paper (pdf)]  [data files (xls)]
 
Income inequality in the United States, 1913-1998, Quarterly journal of economics, vol. 118, no 1, 2003, p. 1-39 (with E. Saez) [working paper (pdf)] [data files (xls)] [updated series] (with E. Saez)
 
Top income shares in the long run: an overview , Journal of the European economic association, vol. 3-4, no 3, 2005, p. 1-11.
 
Top indian incomes, 1922-2000, World bank economic review, no 19, 2005, p. 1-20. (with A. Banerjee) [working paper (pdf)] [data files (xls)]
 
Wealth concentration in a developing economy: Paris and France, 1807-1994, American economic review, vol.96, no 1, 2006, p. 236-256 (with G. Postel-Vinay, J.L. Rosenthal) [working paper (pdf)] [data files (zip)] [data files (xls)]
 
The evolution of top incomes : a historical and international perspective, American economic review, vol.96, no 2, 2006, p. 200-205 (with E. Saez)  [data files (xls)]
 
How progressive is the U.S. federal tax system ? A historical and international perspective, Journal of economic perspectives, vol. 21, no 1, 2007, p. 1-24 (with E. Saez) [data files (xls)]
 
Income inequality and progressive income taxation in China and India: 1986-2015, American economic journal: applied economics, vol. 1, no 2, 2009, p. 53-63 (with N. Qian) [working paper (pdf)] [data files (xls)]
 
Top incomes in the long run of history, Journal of economic litterature, vol. 49, no 1, 2011, p. 3-71 (with A.B. Atkinson, E. Saez) [data files (xls)] [World Top Incomes Database]
 
On the long-run evolution of inheritance: France 1820-2050, Quarterly journal of economics, vol. 126, no 3, 2011, p. 1071-1131 [working paper (pdf)] [data appendix]
 
 
Optimal taxation of labor income, Handbook of public economics, North-Holland, 2013, vol.5, chap.7, p.391-474 (with E. Saez) [working paper]
 
The top 1% in international and historical perspective, Journal of economic perspectives, vol.27, n.3, 2013, p.1-21 (with F. Alvaredo, A.B. Atkinson, E. Saez) [data files (xls)]
 
Top incomes and the Great Recession, IMF economic review, vol.61, n.1, 2013, p.456-478. (with E. Saez) [data files (xls)]
 
Inherited vs self-made wealth: theory and evidence from a rentier society (Paris 1872-1927), Explorations in economic history, vol.51, n.1, 2014, p.21-40 (with G. Postel-Vinay, J.L. Rosenthal) [working paper (pdf)] [data appendix]
 
Optimal taxation of top labor incomes: a tale of three elasticites, American economic journal: economic policy, vol.6, n.1, 2014, p.230-271 (with E. Saez, S. Stantcheva) [working paper (pdf)]  [data files (zip)]
 
Capital is back: wealth-income ratios in rich countries 1700-2010, Quarterly journal of economics, vol.129, no.3, 2014, p.1155-1210 (with G. Zucman) [working paper (pdf)] [data appendix] [full-length working paper (pdf)]
 
Inequality in the long run, Science, vol.344, no.6186, 2014, p.838-844 (with E. Saez) [supp. material] [data files (xls)] [slides (ted talk) (xls)]
 
Wealth and inheritance in the long run, Handbook of Income Distribution, vol.2B, chapter 15, p.1303-1368, North-Holland, 2015 (with G. Zucman) [data appendix]
 
Putting the study of the distribution back at the center of economics, Journal of Economic perspectives, vol.29, no.1, 2015, p.67-88
 
About Capital in the 21st century, American economic review, vol.105, no.5, 2015, p.48-53 [data appendix
 
Toward a Political and Historical Economics, Annales: histoire, sciences sociales, janvier-mars 2015, n.1, p.125-138
 
 
On the share of inheritance in aggregate wealth: Europe and the USA, 1900-2010, Economica, vol.84, 2017, p.237-260 (with F. Alvaredo, B. Garbinti) [data (zip)]
 
Global Inequality Dynamics: New Evidence from WID.world, American Economic Review, vol.107(5), 2017, p.404-409 (with F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman). Working Paper Version. Data Files. Slides
 
Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for the United States, Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol.133(2), 2018, p.553-609 (with E. Saez, G. Zucman) (WID.world Working Paper, Slides, Data Appendix and Data Files)
 
Income Inequality in France 1900-2014: Evidence from Distributional National Accounts (DINA), Journal of Public Economics, vol.162, 2018, p.63-77 (with B. Garbinti, J. Goupille-Lebret) (WID.world WP) (Slides, Appendix, Data files)
 
From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia 1905-2016, Journal of Economic Inequality, vol.16, 2018, p.189-223, (with F. Novokmet, G. Zucman, 2017) (WID.world WP) (Appendix, Data Files)

The Elephant Curve of Global Inequality and Growth, AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol.108, 2018, p.103-108 (with F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman) (WID.world WP)

From Communism to Capitalism: Private vs Public Property and Inequality in China and Russia , AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol.108, 2018, p.109-113 (with F. Novokmet, L. Yang, G. Zucman, 2018) (WID.world WP)

Measuring Inequality in the Middle East: the World's Most Unequal Region?, Review of Income and Wealth, vol.65, 2019, p.685-711 (with F. Alvaredo, L. Assouad) (WID.world WP) (Appendix, Data)

Simplified Distributional National Accounts, AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol.109, 2019, p.289-295 (with E. Saez, G. Zucman) (WID.world WP)

Capital Accumulation, Private Property and Rising Inequality in China, 1978-2015, American Economic Review, vol.109, 2019, p.2469-2496 (with L. Yang, G. Zucman) (WID.world WP) (Slides, Appendix, Main Data Files, Full Data Files)

Indian Income Inequality, 1922-2015: from British Raj to Billionaire Raj?, Review of Income and Wealth, vol.65, 2019, p.S33-S62 (with L. Chancel) (WID.world WP)

Growing Cleavages in India? Evidence from the Changing Structure of Electorates 1962-2014, Economic and Political Weekly, 2019, vol.104(11), p.34-44 (with A. Banerjee, A. Gethin) (WID.world WP 2019/05) (Data Appendix)

Towards a System of Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Global Inequality Estimates from WID.world, Economics and Statistics, 2020, vol.517-518-519, p.41-59 (with F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman)

Accounting for Wealth Inequality Dynamics: Methods, Estimates and Simulations for France, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2021, vol.19(1), p.620-663  (WID.world WP 2016/05) (WID.world WP 2020/05)

Generalized Pareto Curves: Theory and Applications, Review of Income and Wealth, 2021, vol.67(3), p.1-26 (with T. Blanchet, J. Fournier) (WID.world WP 2017/03) (Gpinter: Online Tools and Computer Codes)

Inequality under Colonial Rule: Evidence from French Algeria, Cameroon, Tunisia, Vietnam and comparisons with British colonies 1920-1960, Journal of Development Economics, 2021, vol.152, p.1-20 (with F. Alvaredo & D. Cogneau) (WID.world WP 2020/14)

2.2. Other academic articles in english

Income distribution theory : a survey of selected recent contributions, In : MUNDLAK Y. (ed.) : Contemporary economic issues. Vol. 2, Labour, food and poverty (IEA conference; vol. 22), Basingstoke : MacMillan Press, 1998, p. 25-38

Are the rich growing richer? Evidence from indian tax data, In : DEATON A., KOZEL V. (Eds) : Data and dogma : the great indian poverty debate, S.l. : McMillan press, 2004, p. 598-611 (with A. Banerjee)

The Kuznets' curve, yesterday and tomorrow, In : BANERJEE A., BENABOU R., MOOKERHEE D. (Eds) : Understanding poverty, Oxford : Oxford university press, 2006, 21 p.

Top incomes over the twentieth century : a summary of main findings [chap. 1], In : Top incomes over the twentieth century : a contrast between continental european and english-speaking countries, Oxford : Oxford university press, 2007, p. 1-17

Income and wealth concentration in Switzerland over the twentieth century [chap. 11], In : Top incomes over the twentieth century : a contrast between continental european and english-speaking countries, Oxford: Oxford university press, 2007, p. 472-500. [data series] (with F; Dell, E. Saez)

Towards a unified data set on top incomes [chap. 13], In : Top incomes over the twentieth century : a contrast between continental european and english-speaking countries, Oxford: Oxford university press, 2007, p. 531-565. (with A. B. Atkinson)

Wealth taxation in the 21st century: a personal view, In : Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review, London : Institute for Fiscal Studies; Oxford : Oxford university press, 2010, 10 p.

The Dynamics of Income Concentration over the Twentieth Century. The Case of Advanced Economies, In : Markets, the State and the Dynamics of Inequality, ouvrage coordonné par Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva et Nora Lustig, Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2010, 43 p. (with F. Alvaredo)

Top incomes in the long run of history, in Top Incomes: A Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford university press, 2010, chapter 13, 92 p. [data series] (with A.B. Atkinson, E. Saez)

Should We Make the Richest Pay to Meet Fiscal Adjustment Needs?, in The Role of Tax Policy in Times of Fiscal Consolidation, European Commission, 2013, p.99-103.

France: how taxation can increase inequality, in Changing Inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries, Oxford University Press, 2014, chapter 11, p.248-270 (with N. Frémeaux)

2.3. Articles universitaires en français
 
Inégalités et redistribution : développements théoriques récents, Revue d'économie politique, no 34, 1994, p. 769-800.
 
Les Créations d'emploi en France et aux Etats-Unis. Services de proximité contre petits boulots?, Les Notes de la Fondation Saint-Simon, no 93, 1997, 55 p. Article également publié dans Les Notes de la Fondation Saint-Simon Une expérience intellectuelle (1983-1999), Calmann-Lévy, 1999, p. 195-257, ainsi que dans La Revue de la CFDT n°4 (1997), p. 3-39
 
Immigration et justice sociale, Revue économique, vol. 45, no 8, 1997, p. 1291-1309
 
La Redistribution fiscale contre le chômage, Revue française d'économie, vol. 12, no 1, 1997, p. 157-203
 
 
Individualisme méthodologique et économie de l'information, In : SAINT-SERNIN B., PICAVET E, FILLIEULE R., [et al.] : Les Modèles de l'action, Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1998, p. 117-125
 
 
 
Les Inégalités dans le long terme, In : Conseil d'analyse économique : Inégalités économiques, Paris : la Documentation française, 2001, p. 137-204.
 
Hauts revenus et inégalités, Annales : histoire, sciences sociales, vol. 58, no 3, 2003, p. 673-702 (avec F. Bourguignon, G. Postel-Vinay)
 
 
L'impact de l'allocation parentale d'éducation sur l'activité féminine et la fécondité en France, 1982-2002, In : LEFEVRE C. (Ed.): Histoires de familles, histoires familiales, Les Cahiers de l'INED no 156, 2005, p. 79-109.  [document de travail (version longue)]
 
Fiscalité et redistribution sociale dans la France du 20e siècle, In : LEVY-LEBOYER M., LESCURE M., PLESSIS A. (Eds) : L'Impôt en France aux XIXe et XXe siècles, Paris : Comité pour l'histoire économique et financière de la France, 2006, pp.109-116
 
De beaux lendemains, Rencontres de Pétrarque, France Culture Papiers, hiver 2014, p.114-121
 
Vers une économie politique et historique, Annales: histoire, sciences sociales, janvier-mars 2015, n.1, p.125-138 [couv. (pdf)]  [sommaire (pdf)] suivant [résumés (pdf)]
 
Les métamorphoses du capital, Revue de l'OFCE, mars 2015, n.137, p.9-29
 
Jourdan, un campus pour les sciences sociales, L'Archicube, 2016, vol.21, p.148-152
 
Vers un système de comptes nationaux distributifs : méthodes et estimations des inégalités mondiales avec les données WID.world, Economie et Statistiques, 2020, vol.517-518-519, p.41-59 (avec F. Alvaredo, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman)
 
Une brève histoire des inégalités, d'après Capital et idéologie, GREP, 2020
 
Capital et idéologie: éléments pour une histoire des régimes inégalitaires, Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine, 2021
 
 
2.4. Autres articles/Other articles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rapport sur la faisabilité d'un impôt sur le capital, 2005, 49 p. (avec A. Bozio, F. Dell)
 
Rethinking Capital and Wealth Taxation, 2013, 20p. (with E. Saez, G. Zucman)

Carbon and Inequality: from Kyoto to Paris (with L. Chancel, WID.world Working Paper 2015/7)

Distributional National Accounts (DINA) Guidelines: Concepts and Methods used in WID.world (with F. Alvaredo, T. Atkinson, L. Chancel, E. Saez, G. Zucman, WID.world WP 2016/2)