James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality





Our team strives to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics, causes and consequences of income and wealth inequality; contribute to the intellectual debate surrounding income and wealth inequality; and educate current and future business leaders about the issues and implications of income and wealth inequality. Below is a selection of the relevant research developed at INSEAD.



Child Cash Benefits and Family Expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit - Lauren E. Jones and Mark Stabile, Canadian Journal of Economics, Forthcoming

How Do the US and Canadian Social Safety Nets Compare for Women and Children? - Hilary Hoynes and Mark Stabile, Journal of Labor Economics, 2019

Rising Inequality and the Implications for the Future of Private Insurance in Canada - Maripier Isabelle and Mark Stabile, Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2018

Income Inequality in France, 1900-2014: Evidence from Distributional National Accounts (DINA) - Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Thomas Piketty, Journal of Public Economics, 2018

Behavioral Responses to Inheritance Tax: Evidence from notches in France - Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Jose Infante, Journal of Public Economics, 2018

Applying Generalized Pareto Curves to Inequality Analysis - Thomas Blanchet, Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret, and Clara Martínez-Toledano, American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 2018

Inequality and Redistribution in France, 1990-2018: Evidence from Post-Tax Distributional National Accounts (DINA), Antoine Bozio, Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret, Malka Guillot, and Thomas Piketty, WID.world WORKING PAPER SERIES N° 2018/10

Discrimination as a Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Evidence from French Grocery Stores - Dylan Glover, Amanda Pallais, William Pariente, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017

Does Group Inclusion Hurt Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Ultra-Poor Members of Ugandan Savings Groups - Alfredo Burlando and Andrea Canidio, Journal of Development Economics, 2017

The Technological Determinants of Long-Run Inequality - Andrea Canidio, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2017

Accounting for Wealth Inequality Dynamics: Methods, Estimates and Simulations for France (1800-2014) - Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret and Thomas Piketty, working paper, 2016

Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario - Hugh D. Segal, with research assistance from Maripier Isabelle, 2016

The Allocation of Capital in Rural Credit Markets - Alfredo Burlando and Andrea Canidio, Journal of International Development, 2016

Focusing Effect and the Poverty Trap - Andrea Canidio, European Economic Review, 2015  

Reply to Gao et al: Racial composition does not explain increasing class gaps in obesity - Carl B. Frederick, Kaisa Snellman and Robert D. Putnam, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015

Increasing Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Obesity - Kaisa Snellman, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 2014

The Changing Role of Government in Financing Health Care: An International Perspective - Mark Stabile and Sarah Thomson, Journal of Economic Literature, 2014

Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Well-Being of Children? Evidence from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions - Kevin Milligan and Mark Stabile, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011

The Integration of Child Tax Credits and Welfare: Evidence from the Canadian National Child Benefit Program - Kevin Milligan and Mark Stabile, Journal of Public Economics, 2007.

Books and Chapters


Demystifying Basic Income: Voices from Supporters, Converts and Detractors Around the Globe - Amy Downes, Stewart Lansley and Eduardo Rodriguez-Montemayor, It’s Basic Income, The Global Debate (Policy Press in the UK and University of Chicago Press in the U.S).

Determinants of Health in Childhood - Mark Stabile, The Handbook of Health Economics (Oxford University Press).

Supplementary Private Health Insurance in National Health Insurance Systems - Mark Stabile, Encyclopedia of Health Economics — Vol. 3 (Elsevier). 


Case Studies


Planting the Seeds or Squandering the Fruits? Ontario's Basic Income Experiment - Ridhima Aggarwal, Maripier Isabelle and Mark Stabile, 2019

Gender Inequality: Why Women Are Paid Less than Men? - Morten Bennedsen, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, Brian Henry, 2018

Leaks, Dumps and Whistleblowers: Tax Havens and Wealth Inequality - Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, 2018

To Reduce Unemployment, French President Macron Reforms the Labour Market - Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, 2018

The Rise of Inequality (A) - Pushan Dutt, 2017

The Rise of Inequality (B) - Pushan Dutt, 2017

Did Apple Pay Too Little Tax? Appealing the EU Ruling on Illegal State Aid - Morten Bennedsen, Mark Stabile and Brian Henry, 2017

To Reduce Unemployment, French President Macron Reforms the Labour Market - Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, 2018

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