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Median Independent Inequality Orderings
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Tarik  Yalcin,  October 2010
Paper No' DARP 103: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tax Compliance by Firms and Audit Policy
Ralph  Bayer,  Frank A  Cowell,  September 2010
Paper No' DARP 102: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Redistributive Taxation, Public Expenditure and the Size of Government
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  Joan  Esteban,  December 2009
Paper No' DARP 095: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Goodness-of-Fit: An Economic Approach
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  Frank A  Cowell,  Emmanuel  Flachaire,  April 2009
Paper No' DARP 101: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inequality Decomposition - A Reconciliation
Frank A  Cowell,  Carlo V.  Fiorio,  April 2009
Paper No' DARP 100: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Class of Absolute Decomposable Inequality Measures
Kristof  Bosmans,  Frank A  Cowell,  February 2009
Paper No' DARP 099: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Household Well-Being
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Karine  Lamiraud,  November 2008
Paper No' DARP 098: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Statistical Inference for Multidimensional Inequality Indices
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  August 2008
Paper No' DARP 097: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Corporate Tax Competition and Public Capital Stock
Pedro  Gomes,  François  Pouget,  March 2008
Paper No' DARP 096: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Distribution and Inequality
Frank A  Cowell,  October 2007
Paper No' DARP 094: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  Wulf  Gaertner,  October 2007
Paper No' DARP 093: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inequality Measurement for Ordered Response Health Data
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Tarik  Yalcin,  June 2007
Paper No' DARP 092: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Modelling Lorenz Curves: robust and semi-parametric issues
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  March 2007
Paper No' DARP 091: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
On the Measurement of Polarisation: A questionnaire study
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  Xavier  Ramos,  March 2007
Paper No' DARP 090: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Modelling Vulnerability in the UK
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  Frank A  Cowell,  February 2007
Paper No' DARP 089: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inequality and Envy
Frank A  Cowell,  Udo  Ebert,  December 2006
Paper No' DARP 088: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Growth and inequality: a demographic explanation
Kazutoshi  Miyazawa,  December 2006
Paper No' DARP 087: Read Abstract | Buy
Inequality: Measurement
Frank A  Cowell,  August 2006
Paper No' DARP 086: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
To Be or not To Be Involved: A Questionnaire-Experimental View on Harsanyi’s Utilitarian Ethics
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  Wulf  Gaertner,  June 2006
Paper No' DARP 085: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Rethinking Inequality Decomposition: Comment
Frank A  Cowell,  Carlo V.  Fiorio,  June 2006
Paper No' DARP 082: Full paper (pdf)
Gini, Deprivation and Complaints
Frank A  Cowell,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 084: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Pierre-Yves   Geoffard,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 083: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tax Compliance and Firms’ Strategic Interdependence
Ralph  Bayer,  Frank A  Cowell,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 081: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Anti-evasion auditing policy in the presence of common income shocks
Miguel  Sanchez,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 080: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Vulnerable Households and Variable Incomes (published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 13 (2006), pp. 3-30)
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  Frank A  Cowell,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 079: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Understanding Inequality Trends: Microsimulation Decomposition for Italy
Carlo V.  Fiorio,  February 2006
Paper No' DARP 078: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Static and Dynamic Poverty in Spain, 1993-2000,(published in Hacienda Pública, no 179 (2007), pp. 51-77)
Elena  Bárcena Martín,  Frank A  Cowell,  January 2006
Paper No' DARP 077: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Hierarchic contracting
Rafael  Hortala-Vallve,  Miguel  Sanchez,  September 2005
Paper No' DARP 073: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Fluctuation, Poverty and Well-Being Over Time: Theory and Application to Argentina
Guillermo  Cruces,  July 2005
Paper No' DARP 076: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Growth and Inequality: A Demographic Explanation,(published in Journal of Population Economics, vol. 19 (2006), pp. 559-578)
Kazutoshi  Miyazawa,  July 2005
Paper No' DARP 075: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Knowledge-Based Economic Development: Mass Media and the Weightless Economy REVISED MARCH 2009
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  July 2005
Paper No' DARP 074: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Risk-Adjusted Poverty in Argentina: Measurement and Determinants
Guillermo  Cruces,  Quentin  Wodon,  September 2003
Paper No' DARP 072: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Argentina's Crises and the Poor, 1995-2002
Guillermo  Cruces,  Quentin  Wodon,  July 2003
Paper No' DARP 071: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Perceptions of Risk: an Experimental Approach using Internet Questionnaires, (published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 12 (2004), pp. 99-132).
Frank A  Cowell,  Guillermo  Cruces,  May 2003
Paper No' DARP 070: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Theil, Inequality and the Structure of Income Distribution,(published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 13 (2006), pp. 345-360).
Frank A  Cowell,  May 2003
Paper No' DARP 067: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Convergence Club Empirics: Some Dynamics and Explanations of Unequal Growth across Indian States
Sanghamitra  Bandyopadhyay,  March 2003
Paper No' DARP 069: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Sticks and Carrots, (published in The Crisis in Tax Administration, Aaron, H. J. and Slemrod, J. (eds.) The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, (2004) 230-275).
Frank A  Cowell,  March 2003
Paper No' DARP 068: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Preference Reversals and the Analysis of Income Distributions
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  Leima  Davidovitz,  Avraham   Polovin,  March 2003
Paper No' DARP 066: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Who Bore the Burden of Wage Arrears in the Kyrgyz Republic?
Ceema Zahra  Namazie,  November 2002
Paper No' DARP 064: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Early Evidence of Welfare Changes in the Kyrgyz Republic: Have Things Got Worse with Reforms?
Ceema Zahra  Namazie,  November 2002
Paper No' DARP 063: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Intergenerational Mobility in Britain: Revisiting the Prediction Approach of Dearden, Machin and Reed
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Frank A  Cowell,  September 2002
Paper No' DARP 062: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Complaints and Inequality, (published in Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 23, (2004), pp. 71-89.
Frank A  Cowell,  Udo  Ebert,  March 2002
Paper No' DARP 061: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Sensitivity of Inequality Measures to Extreme Values, (published in Journal of Econometrics, vol. 141, (2007), pp. 1044-1072).
Frank A  Cowell,  Emmanuel  Flachaire,  March 2002
Paper No' DARP 060: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Measuring Inequality by Counting 'Complaints': Theory and Empirics, (published in Economics and Philosophy, vol. 19 (2003) pp. 241–263)
Kurt  Devooght,  January 2002
Paper No' DARP 059: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Distributional Dominance with Dirty Data, (published in Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 24 (2006), pp. 291-300)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  August 2001
Paper No' DARP 051: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Risk and Inequality Perceptions
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  July 2001
Paper No' DARP 055: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Attitudes towards Risk and Inequality: A Questionnaire-Experimental Approach, (published in Experimental Economics: Financial Markets, Auctions, and Decision Making, Andersson, F. and Holm, H. J. (ed.), Kluwer, Dewenter (2002) Chapter 9, 85-115)
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  June 2001
Paper No' DARP 056: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Education, Inequality and Income Inequality
Daniele  Checchi,  May 2001
Paper No' DARP 052: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Robust Lorenz Curves: A Semiparametric Approach, (published in Journal of Economic Inequality, vol. 5 (2007), pp. 21-37)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  May 2001
Paper No' DARP 050: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Wild Bootstrap, Tamed at Last
Russell  Davidson,  Emmanuel  Flachaire,  February 2001
Paper No' DARP 058: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Robust Income Distribution Estimation with Missing Data
Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  January 2001
Paper No' DARP 057: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
A Note on the Estimation of Intergenerational Income Correlations by the Method of Averaging
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  January 2001
Paper No' DARP 054: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Galtonian Regression of Intergenerational Income Linkages: Biased Procedures, a New Estimator and Mean-Square Error Comparisons
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  January 2001
Paper No' DARP 053: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Decomposing Inequality in Greece: Results and Policy Implications
Christos  Papatheodorou,  November 2000
Paper No' DARP 049: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Estimating Welfare Indices: Household Weights and Sample Design, (published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 9 (2002), pp. 147-172).
Frank A  Cowell,  Stephen P  Jenkins,  June 2000
Paper No' DARP 048: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Statistical Inference for Welfare under Complete and Incomplete Information, (published in Journal of Economic Inequality, vol. 1 (2003), pp. 191-219)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  December 1999
Paper No' DARP 047: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Estimating the Intergenerational Correlation of Incomes: An Errors in Variables Framework
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  July 1999
Paper No' DARP 044: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Responsibility-Sensitive Fair Compensation in Different Cultures
Kurt  Devooght,  Erik  Schokkaert,  June 1999
Paper No' DARP 046: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Inequality Comparisons with Dirty Data: The UK and Spain during the 1980s
Frank A  Cowell,  Julie  Litchfield,  Magda  Mercader-Prats,  June 1999
Paper No' DARP 045: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Choices in Egalitarian Distribution: Inequality Aversion versus Risk Aversion
Leima  Davidovitz,  Yoram  Kroll,  March 1999
Paper No' DARP 043: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Evaluation via Extended Orderings: Empirical Findings from West and East
Wulf  Gaertner,  Jochen  Jungeilges,  March 1999
Paper No' DARP 042: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Education or Inflation? The Roles of Structural Factors and Macroeconomic Instability in Explaining Brazilian Inequality in the 1980s
Francisco H.G.  Ferreira,  Julie  Litchfield,  July 1998
Paper No' DARP 041: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Happiness in Transition: The Case of Kyrgyzstan
Ceema Zahra  Namazie,  Peter  Sanfey,  July 1998
Paper No' DARP 040: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inequality in Greece: An Analysis by Income Source
Christos  Papatheodorou,  July 1998
Paper No' DARP 039: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Mobility: A Robust Approach
Frank A  Cowell,  Christian  Schluter,  July 1998
Paper No' DARP 037: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Measurement of Inequality (published in Handbook of Income Distribution, A B Atkinson and F Bourguignon (eds), 2000)
Frank A  Cowell,  July 1998
Paper No' DARP 036: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Subjective Approach to the Measurement of Income Inequality (published in Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement, J Silber (ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999), pp.227-241)
Yoram  Amiel,  June 1998
Paper No' DARP 038: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Statistical Inference for Lorenz Curves with Censored Data
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  June 1998
Paper No' DARP 035: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inheritance and the Distribution of Wealth
Frank A  Cowell,  May 1998
Paper No' DARP 034: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Linear Inequality Concepts and Social Welfare
Udo  Ebert,  November 1997
Paper No' DARP 033: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Prediction and Determination of Household Permanent Income
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  Robin  Burgess,  November 1997
Paper No' DARP 032: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Prediction and Sufficiency in the Model Factor Analysis
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  November 1997
Paper No' DARP 031: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
On the Non-Stationarity of German Income Mobility (and some observations on poverty dynamics)
Christian  Schluter,  April 1997
Paper No' DARP 030: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Inequality, Welfare and Monotonicity
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  April 1997
Paper No' DARP 029: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
On the Performance of Social Benefit Systems
Christian  Schluter,  April 1997
Paper No' DARP 028: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Equivalence of Scales and Inequality (published in Income Inequality Measurement: From Theory to Practice, J Silber (ed), Dewenter: Kluwer (1999)
Frank A  Cowell,  Magda  Mercader-Prats,  April 1997
Paper No' DARP 027: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Transformation and Income Inequality (published in Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution & Scientific Methodology: Essays in Honour of Camilo Dagum, Daniel Slottje (ed)(Physica Verlag, 1999, pp.209-232)
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  January 1997
Paper No' DARP 024: Read Abstract | Buy
Estimation of Inequality Indices, (published in Income Inequality Measurement:From Theory to Practice, J Silber (ed), Dewenter: Kluwer 1999)
Frank A  Cowell,  October 1996
Paper No' DARP 025: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Growing Apart: Inequality and Poverty Trends in Brazil in the 1980s
Francisco H.G.  Ferreira,  Julie  Litchfield,  August 1996
Paper No' DARP 023: Read Abstract | Buy
Workers or Employers: Who is Shaping Wage Inequality in Portugal?
Ana Rute  Cardosa,  August 1996
Paper No' DARP 022: Read Abstract | Buy
Modelling Income Distribution in Spain: A Robust Parametric Approach
Mercedes Prieto  Alaiz,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  June 1996
Paper No' DARP 020: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Robust Estimation of Income Distribution Models with Grouped Data, (revised version published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association 92 (1997), pp. 333-340)
Elvezio  Ronchetti,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  June 1996
Paper No' DARP 019: Read Abstract | Buy
Income Distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches
Frank A  Cowell,  Francisco H.G.  Ferreira,  Julie  Litchfield,  March 1996
Paper No' DARP 021: Read Abstract | Buy
Choosing Between Two Income Distribution Models with Contaminated Data, (revised version published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Serie B, 15 (1997), pp. 715-727)
Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  March 1996
Paper No' DARP 018: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Income Mobility in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data
Christian  Schluter,  March 1996
Paper No' DARP 017: Read Abstract | Buy
Income Distribution and Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data
Christian  Schluter,  March 1996
Paper No' DARP 016: Read Abstract | Buy
Family Instability, Family Incomes and Inequality
Frank A  Cowell,  March 1996
Paper No' DARP 012: Read Abstract | Buy
Poverty Dynamics in Spain: A study of transitions in the 1990s
Olga  Cantó-Sánchez,  February 1996
Paper No' DARP 015: Read Abstract | Buy
Distributional Orderings and the Transfer Principle: A Re-Examination (Now published in Research on Economic Inequality, vol.8 (1998), pp.195-215)
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  January 1996
Paper No' DARP 014: Read Abstract | Buy
Welfare Judgements in the Presence Contaminated Data, (published in Econometrica, vol. 70 (2002), pp. 1221-1233)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  January 1996
Paper No' DARP 013: Read Abstract | Buy
Public Pension Reform, Demographics ,and Inequality
Robert K  von Weizsäcker,  June 1995
Paper No' DARP 011: Read Abstract | Buy
The Allocation of Benefits underUncertainty: A Decision-Theoretic Framework
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  May 1995
Paper No' DARP 010: Read Abstract | Buy
The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (published in Empirical Economics, vol.22 (1997), pp.571-588)
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  July 1994
Paper No' DARP 005: Read Abstract | Buy
Identifying the Poor: A Multiple Indicator Approach
Ramses H.  Abul Naga,  June 1994
Paper No' DARP 009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Robustness properties of poverty indices, (Now published in European Economic Review, vol. 40 (1996), pp. 1761-1771)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  May 1994
Paper No' DARP 008: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
How much inequality can we explain? A methodology and an application to the USA (Now published in The Economic Journal, vol.105, no.429 (March 1995), pp. 421-430)
Frank A  Cowell,  Stephen P  Jenkins,  May 1994
Paper No' DARP 007: Read Abstract | Buy
Monotonicity and the Pareto Principle (Now published in Economics Letters 45 (1994), pp.447-450)
Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  October 1993
Paper No' DARP 006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Robust estimation of personal income distribution models, (revised version published in The Canadian Journal of Statistics 22 (1994), pp. 247—258)
Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  October 1993
Paper No' DARP 004: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Mixed dominance: a new criterion for poverty analysis
Stephen  Howes,  October 1993
Paper No' DARP 003: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Why not to aggregate up: the influence of aggregation on the ordering of distributions
Stephen  Howes,  October 1993
Paper No' DARP 002: Read Abstract | Buy
Robustness Properties of Inequality Measures: The Influence Function and the Principle of Transfers (Revised version in Econometrica, 64 (1996), pp.77-101)
Frank A  Cowell,  Maria-Pia  Victoria-Feser,  October 1993
Paper No' DARP 001: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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