I am a senior research fellow at the World Inequality Lab in the Paris School of Economics and the Western Europe Coordinator of the World Inequality Database (wid.world).

My research interests cross political economy, economic history, macroeconomics, development and public economics. I mainly work on the measurement, history and institutional aspects of income and wealth distributions, on how they relate to the macroeconomy, its growth, and its politics. I also do work on policies for shared and sustainable prosperity.

You can view my CV here.

Research


Working Papers


Ongoing Projects

  • Top income adjustment methods and the measurement of inequality using EU-SILC data (with Rafael Carranza and Brian Nolan).

  • Irish Distributional National Accounts: Growth and Redistribution (with Cían Allen).

  • Capital in Ireland since 1850 (with Pierce Daly and Ronan Lyons).

  • Wealth and Income in Latin America (with Luis Bauluz and Ignacio Flores).


Journal Articles


Book Chapters

  • Democracy and the Politicization of Inequality in Brazil, 1989-2018 (with Amory Gethin). In Political Cleavages, Party Systems and Social Inequalities, edited by A. Gethin, C. Martínez-Toledano and T. Piketty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2021.

  • Historical Political Cleavages and Post-Crisis Transformations in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, 1953-2020 (with Luis Bauluz, Amory Gethin, and Clara Martínez-Toledano). In Political Cleavages, Party Systems and Social Inequalities, edited by A. Gethin, C. Martínez-Toledano and T. Piketty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2021.

  • Perspectivas sobre a reforma fiscal no Brasil. In A Reforma Tributária Necessária – Menos Desigualdade: Proposta de Novo Desenho da Tributação Brasileira, edited by E. Fagnani. São Paulo: ANFIP, FENAFISCO, 2018 . [IPC-IG working paper in English].

  • Desigualdade de Renda, Crescimento e Tributação da Elite no Brasil: Novas Evidências Reunindo Dados de Pesquisas Domiciliares e Dados Fiscais. In Tributação e Desigualdade, edited by J. R. Afonso, M. R. Lukic, R. O. Orair and F. G. Silveira. Rio de Janeiro: Letramento & FGV Direito Rio, 2017.

  • Capital, Nationality, and State Sovereignty: New Links for the 21st Century. In Capital and Justice, edited by G. P. Lima and M. A. Madi. World Economics Association (WEA) Books, College Publications, 2017.


Methodological Publications


Research Briefs


Book Reviews


  • Inequality and Legitimacy: Past, Present and Future. Review of Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty, Harvard University Press, 2020. Œconomia – History / Methodology / Philosophy, 2021 (forthcoming), 11 (1).

  • The Reformation in Economics: Back to the Future. Review of The Reformation in Economics: A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory by Philip Pilkington, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. American Affairs, February 18, 2020.


Contributions to Policy Debates