Income inequality and heterogeneity

The Energy (ENE) Program contributed to a cross-cutting collaborative research project by developing projections of future national income distributions.

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The distributions will feed into the development of socioeconomic pathways that underlie all IIASA models, and enable a more realistic simulation of system behavior and outcomes.

Using empirical econometric techniques, historical trends in income inequality were analyzed and related to macroeconomic drivers. Based on these estimations, key drivers were extracted and incorporated in projections. The empirical analysis and results were submitted to the journal Review of Income and Wealth.

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Narasimha Rao

Senior Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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Identifying common sources of population heterogeneity

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