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Salvatore Morelli

Salvatore Morelli• Core Faculty, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality
• Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Center - CUNY
• Stone Center Senior Scholar

Telephone: (212) 817 1856
Office: 6203.11

Salvatore Morelli is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality and ARC Distinguished Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and is also a research associate at the Center for Studies of Economics and Finance (CSEF) at the University of Naples, "Federico II". 

His current research projects focus on the estimation of personal wealth concentration and its evolution over time. His research to date has also investigated the distributional effect of macroeconomic crises, with particular reference to top income groups; the empirical and theoretical foundations of the view that inequality may contribute to economic and financial instability; and the evolution and measurement of several dimensions of economic inequality over time for a series of countries.

Personal web page
The Chartbook of Economic Inequality (with A.B. Atkinson, J. Hasell, and M. Roser), April 2017, INET Oxford working paper 2017-10 DATA  /  Interactive Website

Selected publications

Wealth Inequality (forthcoming) in "Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries" (with Brian Nolan and Philippe Van Kerm), ed. Brian Nolan, Oxford University Press (OUP).

The Concentration of Wealth in the UK over More than a Century,  January 2017, (with F. Alvaredo and A.B. Atkinson). Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics. 

Rising inequality and economic stability, (spring 2017) in “After Piketty: the Inequality Agenda post-Capital in the 21st Century”, eds. H. Boushey, B. DeLong and M. Steinbaum, Harvard University Press (HUP). In the Media/blogosphere: Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

The Challenge of Measuring UK Wealth Inequality in the 2000s,  Mar 2016, Fiscal Studies (with F. Alvaredo and A.B. Atkinson) CEPR discussion paper

Post-1970 trends in within-country inequality and poverty: rich and middle income countries, Jan 2015, Handbook of Income Distribution Vol. 2A, pp. 596-693 (with T. Smeeding and J.P. Thompson), Elsevier B.V.  (eds. A. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon) CSEF wp

Book launch event at CUNY - May 2017