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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.



The Effects of Uber Diffusion on the Mental Health of Drivers - Bénédicte Apouey and Mark Stabile, Health Economics, 2022.

Accounting for the Rising Caesarean Section Rate in Canada: What Are the Roles of Changing Needs, Practices, and Incentives? - Michael Baker, Maripier Isabelle, Mark Stabile and Sara Allin, Canadian Public Policy, 2022.

Gig Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis in France: Financial Precarity and Mental Well-Being - Bénédicte Apouey, Alexandra Roulet, Isabelle Solal, Mark Stabile, Journal of Urban Health, 2020.

Gender Differences in Job Search: Trading off Commute against Wage - Thomas Le Barbanchon, Roland Rathelot and Alexandra Roulet, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021.

Local Inequality and Departures From Publicly Provided Health Care in Canada - Maripier Isabelle and Mark Stabile, Health Economics, 2020.

Military Training Exercises, Pollution, and Their Consequences for Health - Gustavo J.Bobonisa, MarkStabile and LeonardoTovarc, Journal of Health Economics, 2020.

Health, Wellbeing and Expectations of Gig Economy Workers - Bénédicte Apouey, Alexandra Roulet, Isabelle Solal and Mark Stabile, Journal of Urban Health, 2020.

Child Cash Benefits and Family Expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit - Lauren E. Jones and Mark Stabile, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2019.

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, 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

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


Inheritance Tax: Spreading the Wealth - Mark Stabile, Alexandra Roulet and Brian Henry, 2022

International Tax Reform: G20 / OECD Two-Pillar Solution - Mark Stabile, Alexandra Roulet and Brian Henry, 2022.

The Affordable Care Act and Progress on Universal Health Coverage in the U.S. - Brian Henry, Mark Stabile and Ridhima Aggarwal, 2021.

EU Court of Justice to Decide on Back Taxes Owed by Apple to Ireland After Commissioner Vestager Launched Appeal - Morten Bennedsen, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, and Brian Henry, 2021. 

WhatsApp: Tech Watchdogs Collide with Tech Giants - Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile and Brian Henry, 2021. 

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

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