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.
From Land Economy to Leprechaun Economy: The Transformation of Wealth in Ireland, 1950-2019 (with Pierce Daly), forthcoming.
More Unequal or Not as Rich? On the Missing Half of Latin American Income (with Mauricio De Rosa and Ignacio Flores), forthcoming.
Data Discrepancies and Inequality: A View from Latin America (with Facundo Alvaredo, Mauricio De Rosa and Ignacio Flores), forthcoming.
Democratization, Inequality and the Welfare State: The Cases of Sweden and Brazil (with Erik Bengtsson), forthcoming.
Distribution and Growth During Late-Development: New Evidence on Long-Run Inequality in Brazil (with Pedro Souza), forthcoming.
Democracy and the Politicization of Inequality in Brazil, 1989-2018 (with Amory Gethin), forthcoming.
Historical Political Cleavages and Post-Crisis Transformations in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, 1953-2020 (with Luis Bauluz, Amory Gethin, and Clara Martinez-Toledano). World Inequality Lab Working Paper 2021/01. [Data Appendix].
The Weight of the Rich: Improving Surveys Using Tax Data (with Thomas Blanchet and Ignacio Flores). WID.world Issue Brief 2018/12. [Program webpage]. (R&R for the Journal of Economic Inequality, 2020).
Irish Distributional National Accounts: Growth and Redistribution (with Cían Allen and Pierce Daly).
Capital in Ireland since 1850 (with Pierce Daly and Ronan Lyons).
Taxing Wealth: General Principles, International Perspectives and Lessons for Brazil (with Pedro Carvalho Junior). Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, 2021, 41 (1): 44-64.
Extreme Inequality: Evidence from Brazil, India, the Middle East, and South Africa (with Lydia Assouad and Lucas Chancel). AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2018, 108: 119-23.
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.
2020 Distributional National Accounts Update for Europe (with Theresa Neef). World Inequality Lab Technical Note 2020/04.
What’s New About Income Inequality in Europe (1980-2019)? (with Theresa Neef). World Inequality Lab Issue Brief 2020/04.
Rising Inequalities and Political Cleavages in Spain (with Amory Gethin and Clara Martínez-Toledano). WID.world Issue Brief 2019/4. [Spanish version]. Media coverage: eldiario.es and Expansión.
Brazil Divided: Hindsights on the Growing Politicisation of Inequality (with Amory Gethin). WID.world Issue Brief 2018/3. Media coverage: Valor Econômico and The Brazilian Report.
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
Blog posts, press articles and interviews on economic policy and inequality.