the 2 Minute Paper

Our 2min summaries provide a quick overview of academic papers on inequality (and some books). The idea of the 2-minute paper is to crowd-source a literature review that is useful to our group members. If you've recently read an interesting paper or book and would like to submit a summary, please visit our submission page.

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Summary:  Extreme economic inequality is widely seen as a serious threat to the future of stable and vibrant capitalist democracies. In 2015, the World Economic Forum in Davos identified deepening income inequality as the number one challenge of our time. As many political observers...

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The point: I tried to demonstrate the relationship between the positive evolution of social policies in Brazil during 2004 – 2014 with the expressive decline in poverty and inequality. Especially the period after 2004 was a different period for the Brazilian economy, with sustained...

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