Salvatore Morelli is the director of The GC Wealth Project and a former visiting assistant professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and is also a research associate at the Center for Studies of Economics and Finance (CSEF) at the University of Naples Federico II.
His current research projects focus on the estimation of personal wealth concentration and its evolution over time. His research to date has also investigated the distributional effect of macroeconomic crises, with particular reference to top income groups; the empirical and theoretical foundations of the view that inequality may contribute to economic and financial instability; and the evolution and measurement of several dimensions of economic inequality over time for a series of countries.
- Extreme Wealth Inequality Is Pernicious In this interview, Salvatore Morelli explains why wealth inequality is in some ways a more dangerous threat than income inequality.
- CNBC: Morelli on the Impacts of Wealth Taxes In a video for CNBC, Salvatore Morelli discusses wealth taxes.
- Launching the GC Wealth Project Salvatore Morelli, an Oxford-trained economist and inequality scholar, joined the Stone Center in 2017 to lead the GC Wealth Project.
- Analysis: Is Growing Inequality Hurting Our Economies? In this post for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Salvatore Morelli discusses inequality’s potential impact on macroeconomic performance and financial stability.
- Panel: After Piketty In this video, Stone Center scholars give context to the current political debate over economic growth and inequality.