Vortrag: Stefan Kranzinger
The Decomposition of Income Inequality in
In this talk Stefan Kranzinger will briefly introduce the topic of inequality and share
his findings from his 2018 paper on the differences in income inequality between the EU countries, and how the differing attitudes
on state redistribution affects the levels income inequality in the respective countries. Indexes and methods he refers to
and used for the research will be elaborated and discussed.
Recently the social-economic divide
increased in Europe which might endangers the European project. However, there is a lack of current research that provides
results for policy implications to counteract this development. Therefore, this paper replicates the work of Beblo & Knaus
(2001) and analyses the composition of income inequality for the EU- 28 in 2014 by using data from the European Survey on
Income and Living Conditions in two steps. First, I apply the Theil index and additively decompose the sources of inequality
into a within- and between-component by countries, country groups and demographic groups.
Second, I analyse the impact
of government redistribution on income inequality.
Stefan Kranzinger studied his PhD at the the Research Institute
of the Economics of Inequality (Vienna University of Economics and Business). He lectured in Economic and Fiscal Policy and
his areas of expertise include poverty, income distribution, EU SILC, middle class and inequality. He currently works at Salzburg
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