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Between communism and capitalism: long-run inequality in Poland


How has inequality in Poland evolved between communism and capitalism to reach one of the highest levels in Europe today? Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet chart a century of data on Polish inequality, 1892-2015, to examine the key causes. Their work illustrates the central role of policies and institutions in shaping long-run inequality.


Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet

1 November 2019     Paper Number CEPCP562

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Labour markets programme.