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Brazil - a Country of Buts

It’s tough to visit Brazil without noticing the buts. Every objective statement seems to require a subsequent hedge. So today we look a little closer at some of Brazil's fundamental fault lines. More ...

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Perceptions of Inequality

How does information that we see and hear influence our understanding of economic inequalities as well as our views on policies? Can people’s perceptions and views explain cross-country divergences in inequality levels and policies alike? To what degree is policy based on facts and reflects citizens’ preferences? More ...

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Growing Income Inequality – a Brake on Economic Growth?

For more than 30 years we have observed a growing inequality in income distribution in almost all developed countries. Whether this trend promotes or hinders economic growth, however, is not entirely clear. This post looks at the economic theory behind this important question. More ...