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Inequality and Social Insurance

Both modern and developing economies are characterized by inequality regarding earnings, wealth, consumption, employment and education. A large body of literature in economics focuses on the sources and socio-economic effects of these dimensions of heterogeneity. Other strand studies theoretically and quantitatively how social insurance policies (taxation, social transfers, social security, etc.) can alleviate the negative welfare consequences associated with inequality. Research at the EUI covers both the positive and normative dimensions of these issues.

Arpad Abraham


  • Endogenous Trading Constraints in Incomplete Asset Markets, Journal of Economic Theory, 2010, 145: 974-1004 (with Eva Carceles-Poveda).
  • Comment on Altruism, Incomplete Markets, and Tax Reform. by Fuster, Imrohoroglu and Imrohoroglu, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2008, 55(1): 91:97.
  • Earnings Inequality and Skill-biased Technological change with Endogenous Choice of Education, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6(2-3):695-704. 
  • The Efficient Allocation of Consumption under Moral Hazard and Hidden Access to the Credit Market, Journal of the European Economic Association, April-May 3(2-3): 370-381. (withNicola Pavoni)
  • Unemployment Differentials in Hungary:The Role of Race and Human Capital., in Halpern and Wyplosz (eds.): Hungary: Towards a Market Economy, 1998, Cambridge University Press (with Gábor Kertesi) .
  • Income Structure and Distribution of the Tax Burden, Acta Oeconomica, pp. 271-295 (with István János Tóth).

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