Research

Working Papers

Uncovering the Dynamics of the Wealth Distribution

Real-Time Inequality (with Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman)

Published Papers

Wealth Inequality Dynamics in Europe and the United States: Understanding the Determinants (with Clara Martínez-Toledano), Journal of Monetary Economics [conditionally accepted]

Why Is Europe More Equal than the United States? (with Lucas Chancel and Amory Gethin), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022, 14 (4): 480-518

The Weight of the Rich: Correcting Surveys with Tax Data (with Ignacio Flores and Marc Morgan), Journal of Economic Inequality, 2022

Generalized Pareto Curves: Theory and Applications (with Juliette Fournier and Thomas Piketty), Review of Income and Wealth, 2022, 68: 263-288

Miscellaneous

Distributional National Accounts Guidelines (2021)

  • I was one of the main coordinators for the latest revision of the Distributional National Accounts Guidelines, the document that establishes the current methodological practices used on wid.world.

  • Link to PDF

Expert Group Report on the Measurement of Inequality and Redistribution

  • I was co-rapporteur for an official report commanded by the French Statistical Office (INSEE) on the measurement of inequality within the distributional national accounts framework.

  • English version

  • French version

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Stata guide for style and good practices)

  • This basic Stata style guide is the first thing that I ask research assistants to read.

  • It's very much incomplete, but it covers the basics.

  • Link to PDF

Applying Generalized Pareto Curves to Inequality Analysis (2018)

  • with Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille and Clara Martìnez-Toledano

  • American Economic Association: Papers & Proceedings, 2018, 108: 114–118

  • Small paper, companion to Generalized Pareto Curves: Theory and Applications.

  • Link to the paper

Prices and currency conversions in WID.world (2017)

  • Technical note, targeted at users of wid.world, explaining the different approaches and conventions used to perform price adjustments.

  • Its content it now mostly subsumed into the latest DINA guidelines.

  • Link to PDF

National Accounts Series Methodology (2016)

  • with Lucas Chancel

  • Technical note detailing the methodology used to construct harmonized national income series on wid.world.

  • Its content it now mostly subsumed into the latest DINA guidelines.

  • Link to PDF

Wealth inequality in Europe and in the United States: estimations from surveys, national accounts and wealth rankings (2016)

  • Master Thesis, defended at the Paris School of Economics.

  • Link to PDF