Authors: Anthony “Tony” B. Atkinson, Joe Hasell, Salvatore Morelli, and Max Roser

Institution: Institute for New Economic Thinking/Oxford

Date: April 2017


The Chartbook summarizes the evidence about long-run changes in five different dimensions of economic inequality – overall and top income inequality, poverty, earnings dispersion, and wealth inequality – for 25 countries covering more than one hundred years. The evidence represents an update and extension of the work done by Atkinson and Morelli (2014). The results are presented in 25 charts, one for each country, together with a full description of the method and sources. Series, sources and graphs can be downloaded at

Link: The Chartbook of Economic Inequality (PDF)

Link: Interactive Website

Link: DATA (xls)