Rebuilding Economics has funded a new study into the Effects of Income, Gender and Wealth Inequality, and Economic Policies on Macroeconomic Performance.
This is a pioneering interdisciplinary attempt at unifying evidence from sociology and gender studies in macroeconomics. The study will answer some fundamental questions on inequality and what can be done about them.
It is being worked on by a team of economists: Özlem Onaran, Cem Oyvat and Evrydiki Fotopoulou, and aims to explain the macroeconomic consequences of the interactions between three dimensions of inequality, labour markets and fiscal policies.
Why are there differences between women and men in the market place? Why do some people earn more or have different incomes to others? Why do a few people have such a high net worth, and so many have a relatively minute net worth? What government policies could help?
In exploring these areas, a unified analysis will be developed to integrate: