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Top incomes and national savings

Leigh, Andrew; Posso, Alberto


The relationship between income inequality and national savings is theoretically ambiguous, and past empirical studies have delivered mixed results. We revisit the question using a newly available source of data on inequality: the income share of the richest 10 percent and the richest 1 percent. Combining this with historical data on national savings rates, we are able to investigate the relationship for 11 developed countries over the period 1921-2002. We find no consistent relationship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Income and Wealth
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2008.00303.x


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