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Effects of inequality

December 11, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

These efforts have failed. Moss discusses the importance of studying how income inequality affects individual behavior in this story, which first appeared on the HBS Working 18 Aug 2014 The talk about inequality has turned from ethical issues (should the rich be so rich) to economic impacts, such as whether inequality means economic stagnation. For example, children of poor families do not perform as well at school as those of affluent families. Therefore, when reporting inequality, what is of most importance is the scale of inequality 1 Jun 2015 Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective. Some […]

Seven years later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish populations

December 10, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


Credit: University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 19, 2017)- More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science is paving the way in discovering where a wide-range of species spawn. It’s a difficult task as 95% of fish in the world release their eggs into the water and drift away.

Marine biologists are gathering samples of hundreds of free-floating fish eggs in the Gulf of Mexico. They then extract DNA from […]

Geographic Mobility and Redistribution

December 9, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A Macro-Economic Analysis

Daniele Coen-Pirani∗

Preliminary and incomplete. Comments welcome. Please do not cite.AbstractI study the effect of progressive taxation on human capital investment and welfarein a new dynamic Roy model of migration. The model features an arbitrary numberof labor markets and finitely-lived agents, yet it is analytically tractable. The model’skey parameters are estimated using panel data on migration and wage growth fromthe PSID. The quantitative model is used to perform counterfactual analysis. A moreprogressive tax-transfer scheme is shown to reduce migration rates. This distortionto human capital investment induces the welfare-maximizing social planner to select aless progressive tax system than under […]