University of Warsaw, Poland
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland
Income and wealth distribution, economic inequality, and poverty
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland (2005–2020)
Habilitation, University of Warsaw, Poland, 2014
"The impact of past pandemics on economic and gender inequalities." Economics & Human Biology 43 (2021).
"Sharing the gains of transition: Evaluating changes in income inequality and redistribution in Poland using combined survey and tax return data." European Journal of Political Economy (2021) (with M. Myck and M. Najsztub).
"Factors that account for the wealth inequality differences between post-socialist countries." Economic Modelling (2021) (with K. Sałach).
"The evolution of inequality of opportunity in Europe." Applied Economics Letters 27:4 (2020): 262–266.
"Wealth inequality in Central and Eastern Europe: evidence from joined household survey and rich lists’ data." Economics of Transition and Institutional Change 28:4 (2020): 637–660 (with K. Sałach, and M. Wroński).
Determinants of inequality in transition countries
Market changes and limited redistribution contributed to high income and wealth inequality growth in Eastern EuropeMichal BrzezinskiKatarzyna Salach, June 2022High levels of economic inequality may lead to lower economic growth and can have negative social and political impacts. Recent empirical research shows that income and wealth inequalities in Eastern Europe since the fall of socialism increased significantly more than previously suggested. Currently, the average Gini index (a common measure) of inequality in Eastern Europe is about 3 percentage points higher than in the rest of Europe. This rise in inequality was initially driven by privatization, liberalization, and deregulation reforms, and, more recently, has been amplified by technological change and globalization coupled with relatively ungenerous income and wealth redistribution policies.MoreLess