Next week, we organize in Rennes a two day workshop on inequalities, with Olivier l’Haridon and Benoit Tarroux.
Stéphane Zuber, Frank Cowell, Emmanuel Flachaire, Kirsten Rohde, Nicolas Gravel, Brice Magdalou, Alain Chateauneuf and many other will be around. The program is now online…
I will be in Aix this week for the workshop “New challenges in the measurement of economic inequalities and injustices” organized by Nicolas Gravel, Brice Magdalou and Patrick Moyes.
The fourth part of the graduate course on inequalities and povertywill be based on the slides below
The third part of the graduate course on inequalities and povertywill be based on the slides below
The second part of the graduate course on inequalities and poverty will be based on the slides below
Here are some reading for the course on inequalities,
For the fourth cours on Inequalities, we will get back on the quantile regression, and discuss welfare functions as well as poverty indices. Slides are now online
To illustrate, we will use the following datasets
uk88 <- read.csv("http://www.vcharite.univ-mrs.fr/pp/lubrano/cours/fes88.csv",sep=";",header=FALSE)$V1
uk92 <- read.csv("http://www.vcharite.univ-mrs.fr/pp/lubrano/cours/fes92.csv",sep=";",header=FALSE)$V1
uk96 <- read.csv("http://www.vcharite.univ-mrs.fr/pp/lubrano/cours/fes96.csv",sep=";",header=FALSE)$V1
cpi <- c(421.7, 546.4, 602.4)
y88 <- uk88/cpi
y92 <- uk92/cpi
y96 <- uk96/cpi
and for the part on applications of quantile regression
salary <- read.table("http://data.princeton.edu/wws509/datasets/salary.dat",header=TRUE)
Last week, in our Inequality course, we’ve been looking at data. We started with some simulated data, only a few of them
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How could we say that there is inequality in this sample? If we look at the wealth owned by the poorest, the poorest person (1 out of 5) owns 5% of the wealth; the bottom two (2 out of 5) own 11%, etc
If we plot those values, we get Lorenz curve
Continue reading Modeling Incomes and Inequalities
As mentioned last week, tomorrow, we will work with datasets, and start the part on the econometrics of inequality. I have uploded some slides, but additional concepts and tools will be mentioned on the black board (or on the computer, while coding). We will use some simulated data (mentioned in the slides), as well as us_income, on binned data.
The afternoon, we will have the first course on Inequalities. Slides are available from here.