Journal of Economic Surveys
Brian Nolan, Matteo G. Richiardi, Luis ValenzuelaView Journal Article / Working Paper
Rising income inequality has recently come centre‐stage as a core societal concern for rich countries. The diagnosis of the forces driving inequality upwards and their relative importance remain hotly contested, notably with respect to the roles of globalization versus technology and of market forces versus institutions and policy choices. This survey provides a critical review and synthesis of recent research.