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Zucman, Gabriel

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Works: 41 works in 134 publications in 7 languages and 1,982 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Gabriel Zucman
La richesse cachée des nations enquête sur les paradis fiscaux by Gabriel Zucman( )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens--in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands--this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently hidden--until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His reasearch reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over 25%--there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8% of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well as the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. In [this book], he offers an ambitious agenda for reform, focused on ways in which countries can change the incentives of tax havens. Only by first understanding the enormity of the secret wealth can we begin to estimate the kind of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices. Zucman's work has quickly become the gold standard for quantifying the amount of the world's assets held in havens. In this concise book, he lays out in approachable language how the international banking system works and the dangerous extent to which the large-scale evasion of taxes is undermining the global market as a whole. -- Inside jacket flaps
World inequality report 2018( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Inequality Report: 2018 is the most authoritative and up-to-date account of global trends in inequality. Researched, compiled, and written by a team of the world's leading economists, it presents, with unrivaled clarity and depth, information and analysis that will be vital to policy makers and scholars everywhere.--
Global inequality dynamics : new findings from the WID.world by Facundo Alvaredo( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents new findings on global inequality dynamics from the World Wealth and Income Database (WID.world), with particular emphasis on the contrast between the trends observed in the United States, China, France, and the United Kingdom. We observe rising top income and wealth shares in nearly all countries in recent decades. But the magnitude of the increase varies substantially, thereby suggesting that different country-specific policies and institutions matter considerably. Long-run wealth inequality dynamics appear to be highly unstable. We stress the need for more democratic transparency on income and wealth dynamics and better access to administrative and financial data
2 économistes face aux enjeux climatiques by R Guesnerie( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steueroasen Wo der Wohlstand der Nationen versteckt wird by Gabriel Zucman( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital accumulation, private property and rising inequality in China, 1978-2015 by Thomas Piketty( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper combines national accounts, survey, wealth and fiscal data (including recently released tax data on high-income taxpayers) in order to provide consistent series on the accumulation and distribution of income and wealth in China over the 1978-2015 period. We find that the aggregate national wealth-income ratio has increased from 350% in 1978 to 700% in 2015. This can be accounted for by a combination of high saving and investment rates and a gradual rise in relative asset prices, reflecting changes in the legal system of property. The share of public property in national wealth has declined from about 70% in 1978 to 30% in 2015, which is still a lot higher than in rich countries (close to 0% or negative). Next, we provide sharp upward revision of official inequality estimates. The top 10% income share rose from 27% to 41% of national income between 1978 and 2015, while the bottom 50% share dropped from 27% to 15%. China's inequality levels used to be close to Nordic countries and are now approaching U.S. levels
Die weltweite Ungleichheit : der World Inequality Report 2018( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapport sur les inégalités mondiales : 2018( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des données et des analyses qui mêlent diverses sources : revenus et patrimoines estimés, enquêtes déclaratives sur les revenus et le patrimoine des ménages, données fiscales et administratives, classement des grandes fortunes
Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913 Evidence from Capitalized Income Tax Data by Emmanuel Saez( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper combines income tax returns with Flow of Funds data to estimate the distribution of household wealth in the United States since 1913. We estimate wealth by capitalizing the incomes reported by individual taxpayers, accounting for assets that do not generate taxable income. We successfully test our capitalization method in three micro datasets where we can observe both income and wealth: the Survey of Consumer Finance, linked estate and income tax returns, and foundations' tax records. Wealth concentration has followed a U-shaped evolution over the last 100 years: It was high in the beginning of the twentieth century, fell from 1929 to 1978, and has continuously increased since then. The rise of wealth inequality is almost entirely due to the rise of the top 0.1% wealth share, from 7% in 1979 to 22% in 2012--a level almost as high as in 1929. The bottom 90% wealth share first increased up to the mid-1980s and then steadily declined. The increase in wealth concentration is due to the surge of top incomes combined with an increase in saving rate inequality. Top wealth-holders are younger today than in the 1960s and earn a higher fraction of total labor income in the economy. We explain how our findings can be reconciled with Survey of Consumer Finances and estate tax data
L'école, une utopie à reconstruire( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the wealth in tax havens? : macro evidence and implications for global inequality by Annette Alstadsæter( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on newly published macroeconomic statistics, this paper estimates the amount of household wealth owned by each country in offshore tax havens. The equivalent of 10% of world GDP is held in tax havens globally, but this average masks a great deal of heterogeneity--from a few percent of GDP in Scandinavia, to about 15% in Continental Europe, and 60% in Gulf countries and some Latin American economies. We use these estimates to construct revised series of top wealth shares in ten countries, which account for close to half of world GDP. Because offshore wealth is very concentrated at the top, accounting for it increases the top 0.01% wealth share substantially in Europe, even in countries that do not use tax havens extensively. It has considerable effects in Russia, where the vast majority of wealth at the top is held offshore. These results highlight the importance of looking beyond tax and survey data to study wealth accumulation among the very rich in a globalized world
From Soviets to oligarchs : inequality and property in Russia, 1905-2016 by Filip Novokmet( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper combines national accounts, survey, wealth and fiscal data (including recently released tax data on high-income taxpayers) in order to provide consistent series on the accumulation and distribution of income and wealth in Russia from the Soviet period until the present day. We find that official survey-based measures vastly under-estimate the rise of inequality since 1990. According to our benchmark estimates, top income shares are now similar to (or higher than) the levels observed in the United States. We also find that inequality has increased substantially more in Russia than in China and other ex-communist countries in Eastern Europe. We relate this finding to the specific transition strategy followed in Russia. According to our benchmark estimates, the wealth held offshore by rich Russians is about three times larger than official net foreign reserves, and is comparable in magnitude to total household financial assets held in Russia
Tax evasion and inequality by Annette Alstadsæter( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper attempts to estimate the size and distribution of tax evasion in rich countries. We combine random audits--the key source used to study tax evasion so far--with new micro-data leaked from large offshore financial institutions--HSBC Switzerland ("Swiss leaks") and Mossack Fonseca ("Panama Papers")--matched to population-wide wealth records in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. We find that tax evasion rises sharply with wealth, a phenomenon random audits fail to capture. On average about 3% of personal taxes are evaded in Scandinavia, but this figure rises to close to 30% in the top 0.01% of the wealth distribution, a group that includes households with more than $45 million in net wealth. A simple model of the supply of tax evasion services can explain why evasion rises steeply with wealth. Taking tax evasion into account increases the rise in inequality seen in tax data since the 1970s markedly, highlighting the need to move beyond tax data to capture income and wealth at the top, even in countries where tax compliance is generally high. We also find that after reducing tax evasion--by using tax amnesties--tax evaders do not legally avoid taxes more. This result suggests that fighting tax evasion can be an effective way to collect more tax revenue from the very wealthy
Repenser l'économie by François Geerolf( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributional national accounts : methods and estimates for the United States by Thomas Piketty( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper combines tax, survey, and national accounts data to estimate the distribution of national income in the United States since 1913. Our distributional national accounts capture 100% of national income, allowing us to compute growth rates for each quantile of the income distribution consistent with macroeconomic growth. We estimate the distribution of both pre-tax and post-tax income, making it possible to provide a comprehensive view of how government redistribution affects inequality. Average pre-tax national income per adult has increased 60% since 1980, but we find that it has stagnated for the bottom 50% of the distribution at about $16,000 a year. The pre-tax income of the middle class--adults between the median and the 90th percentile--has grown 40% since 1980, faster than what tax and survey data suggest, due in particular to the rise of tax-exempt fringe benefits. Income has boomed at the top: in 1980, top 1% adults earned on average 27 times more than bottom 50% adults, while they earn 81 times more today. The upsurge of top incomes was first a labor income phenomenon but has mostly been a capital income phenomenon since 2000. The government has offset only a small fraction of the increase in inequality. The reduction of the gender gap in earnings has mitigated the increase in inequality among adults. The share of women, however, falls steeply as one moves up the labor income distribution, and is only 11% in the top 0.1% today
Skrito bogastvo narodov : raziskava o davčnih oazah by Gabriel Zucman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Slovenian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth taxation and wealth accumulation : theory and evidence from Denmark by Katrine Jakobsen( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using administrative wealth records from Denmark, we study the effects of wealth taxes on wealth accumulation. Denmark used to impose one of the world’s highest marginal tax rates on wealth, but this tax was drastically reduced and ultimately abolished between 1989 and 1997. Due to the specific design of the wealth tax, these changes provide a compelling quasi-experiment for understanding behavioral responses among the wealthiest segments of the population. We find clear reduced-form effects of wealth taxes in the short and medium run, with larger effects on the very wealthy than on the moderately wealthy. We develop a simple lifecycle model with utility of residual wealth (bequests) allowing us to interpret the evidence in terms of structural primitives. We calibrate the model to the quasi-experimental moments and simulate the model forward to estimate the long-run effect of wealth taxes on wealth accumulation. Our simulations show that the long-run elasticity of wealth with respect to the net-of-tax return is sizeable at the top of distribution. Our paper provides the type of evidence needed to assess optimal capital taxation
The hidden wealth nations : the scourge of tax havens by Gabriel Zucman( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens-in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands-this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently hidden-until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research rev
The missing profits of nations by Thomas R Tørsløv( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By combining new macroeconomic statistics on the activities of multinational companies with the national accounts of tax havens and the world's other countries, we estimate that close to 40% of multinational profits are shifted to low-tax countries each year. Profit shifting is highest among U.S. multinationals; the tax revenue losses are highest for the European Union and developing countries. We show theoretically and empirically that in the current international tax system, tax authorities of high-tax countries do not have incentives to combat profit shifting to tax havens. They instead focus their enforcement effort on relocating profits booked in other high-tax countries -- in effect stealing revenue from each other. This policy failure can explain the persistence of profit shifting to low-tax countries despite the high costs involved for high-tax countries. We provide a new cross-country database of GDP, corporate profits, trade balances, and factor shares corrected for profit shifting, showing that the global rise of the corporate capital share is significantly under-estimated
La riqueza oculta de las naciones : investigación sobre los paraísos fiscales by Gabriel Zucman( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En los paraísos fiscales se oculta, como mínimo, la fabulosa cantidad de 6 billones de euros, que suponen un robo a los estados de unos 130.000 millones de euros en impuestos. En este libro directo y revelador, Gabriel Zucman rastrea todo ese dinero oculto y propone las vías de solución para acabar con este escándalo, con lo que se podría generar una prosperidad que los gobiernos declaran imposible y niegan a sus ciudadanos
 
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Gabriel Zucman economista francés

Gabriel Zucman Frans econoom

Gabriel Zucman französischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, Hochschullehrer und Autor

Gabriel Zucman French economist

주크만, 가브리엘 1986-

ガブリエル・ザックマン

ズックマン, ガブリエル

ズックマン, ガブリエル 1986-

加布里埃尔·祖克曼

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