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Distributional National Accounts: A macroeconomic perspective on income inequality in Germany (DINA GER)

Completed Project


Public Economics

Project Management

Stefan Bach

Project Period

September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021

Commissioned by

Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK)

The project attempts to bridge the gap between national accounts income aggregates and inequality studies based on micro data for Germany more systematically. We combine personal income tax statistics, household surveys such as the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and national accounts data on income distribution in a comprehensive and consistent manner to build “Distributional National Accounts” (DINA).

DIW Team