Research papers


Publications/Ongoing Research (see links)

  • Poor country, rich history, many lessons: the evolution of wealth-income ratios in India 1860-2012.
    Link to paper (New! January 2018)
    Short (blog) summary on:
    LSE South Asia,
    Developing Economics
  • Capital and the Hindu rate of growth: Wealth concentration in newly independent India 1961-1986
    Link to paper
    Short (blog) summary on: Developing Economics
    Press Cover: LivemintThe Hindu(I4I) Ideas for India, Business Standard
  • Demand driven growth and two class capital distribution with applications to the United States with Christian Schoder and Siavash Radpour  Link to paper
    Revision resubmitted at Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.
  • Two class statistical distribution of income in India: Evidence from 2012-13 income tax data Link to paper
    Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 52 (2017).
  • Wage increases, transfers, and the socially determined income distribution in the USA with Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai and Nelson Barbosa  Link to paper
    Review of Keynesian Economics, Volume 5 (2017).
    Media mentions: Huffington Post 1  and Huffington Post 2
  • Personal savings from top incomes and household wealth accumulation in the United States: Results from disaggregated national accounts   Link to paper
    International Journal of Political Economy, Volume 45 (2016).
  • United States size distribution and the macroeconomy 1986-2009 with Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Laura Carvalho and Nelson Barbosa  Link to book
    Appears in Damill, M., Rapetti, M. and Rozenwurcel, G. eds., 2016. Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America. Columbia University Press.

Work in progress 

  • India macro-historical database (ongoing)
  • An inequality-development paradox (ongoing)