Cowell, Frank


Professor Frank Cowell  

Department

Position held

Department of Economics

Professor of Economics

Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

Experience keywords:

poverty; shadow economy; dynamics; tax evasion; inequality; income distribution

Languages:

Finnish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Fluent]; Hindi [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7277

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2014) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey Journal of Economic Surveys. ISSN 0950-0804

Amiel, Yoram and Bernasconi, Michele and Cowell, Frank and Dardanoni, Valentino (2014) Do we value mobility? Social Choice and Welfare. ISSN 0176-1714

2013

Hills, John and Bastagli, Francesca and Cowell, Frank and Glennerster, Howard and Karagiannaki, Eleni and McKnight, Abigail (2013) Wealth distribution, accumulation and policy CASEbriefs, CASEbrief33. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey CESifo working paper, no. 4440. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Chen, Yi and Cowell, Frank A. (2013) Mobility in China Public Economics Programme Papers, PEP 18. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank A. and Flachaire, Emmanuel and Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra (2013) Reference distributions and inequality measurement The Journal of Economic Inequality, 11 (4). 421-437. ISSN 1569-1721

Cowell, Frank and Karagiannaki, Eleni and McKnight, Abigail (2013) Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality CASEpapers, CASE/168. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Bernasconi, Michele and Cowell, Frank A. and Dardanoni, Valentino (2013) Do we value mobility? Public Economics Programme Papers, PEP 17. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Measuring health inequality with categorical data: some regional patterns CESifo working paper, no. 4427. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

Costa-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Measuring health inequality with categorical data: some regional patterns Research on Economic Inequality, 21. 53-76. ISSN 1049-2585

Menéndez, Ana Jesús López and Cowell, Frank (2013) Inequality and economic growth: vicious or virtuous circles? Revista Galega de Economia, 22 (2). 15-36. ISSN 1132-2799

Hills, John and Bastagli, Francesca and Cowell, Frank and Glennerster, Howard and Karagiannaki, Eleni and McKnight, Abigail (2013) Wealth in the UK: distribution, accumulation, and policy Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978019967830-3

2012

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Gaertner, Wulf (2012) Distributional orderings: an approach with seven flavors Theory and Decision, 73 (3). 381-399. ISSN 0040-5833

Cowell, Frank (2012) Bequests, taxation and the distribution of income and wealth Hacienda Pública Española, 200 (1). 75-93. ISSN 1133-9470

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2012) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey Public Economics Programme discussion papers, PEP 15. The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Karagiannaki, Eleni and McKnight, Abigail (2012) Mapping and measuring the distribution of household wealth: a cross-country analysis CASEpapers, CASE/165. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2011

Cowell, Frank and Kanbur, Ravi (2011) Introduction to the symposium on “Inequality: new directions” The Journal of Economic Inequality, 9 (3). 315-318. ISSN 1569-1721

Cowell, Frank A. and Fiorio, Carlo V. (2011) Inequality decompositions—a reconciliation The Journal of Economic Inequality, 9 (4). 509-528. ISSN 1569-1721

Cowell, Frank (2011) Inequality among the wealthy CASEpapers, CASE/150. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Flachaire, Emmanuel (2011) Measuring mobility Public Economics Programme Papers, 09. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (2011) Measuring inequality London School of Economics perspectives in economic analysis. 3rd, Oxford University Press , Oxford, UK . ISBN 9780199594030

2010

Cowell, Frank (2010) Distributional change In: Deutsch, Joseph and Silber, Jacques, (eds.) The Measurement of Individual Well-Being and Group Inequalities: Essays in Memory of Z. M. Berrebi. Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415592086

Bosmans, Kristof and Cowell, Frank (2010) The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures Economics Letters, 109 (3). 154-156. ISSN 0165-1765

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Ramos, Xavier (2010) Poles apart: an analysis of the meaning of polarization Review of Income and Wealth, 56 (1). 23-46. ISSN 0034-6586

Cowell, Frank and Fleurbaey, Marc and Tungodden, Bertil (2010) The tyranny puzzle in welfare economics: an empirical investigation Public Economics Programme Papers, 05. STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2009

Bosmans, Kristof and Cowell, Frank (2009) The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers, DARP 99. The Toyota Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Fiorio, Carlo V. (2009) Inequality decomposition: a reconciliation Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers, DARP 100. The Toyota Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bayer, Ralph and Cowell, Frank (2009) Tax compliance and firms' strategic interdependence Journal of Public Economics, 93 (11-12). 1131-1143. ISSN 0047-2727

Cowell, Frank and Flachaire, Emmanuel and Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra (2009) Goodness-of-fit: an economic approach Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers, DARP 101. The Toyota Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank A. and Gaertner, Wulf (2009) To be or not to be involved: a questionnaire-experimental view on Harsanyi’s utilitarian ethics Social Choice and Welfare, 32 (2). 299-316. ISSN 0176-1714

Cowell, Frank and Witztum, Amos, eds (2009) Lionel Robbins’s essay on the nature and significance of economic science: 75th anniversary conference proceedings Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK, 1-500.

2008

Cowell, Frank (2008) Income distribution and inequality In: Davis, John .B and Dolfsma, Wilfred, (eds.) The Elgar Companion to Social Economics. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham , UK, 209-227. ISBN 978184542280

Cowell, Frank (2008) Gini, deprivation and complaints In: Betti, Gianni and Lemmi , Archille, (eds.) Advances on Income Inequality and Concentration Measures . Routledge frontiers of political economy. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 25-44. ISBN 9780415443371

Cowell, Frank (2008) Inequality: measurement In: Durlauf, Steven N and Blume, Lawrence. E, (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan , Hampshire, UK. ISBN 09780333786765

Cowell, Frank (2008) Problems and promise of smart cards in taxation National Tax Journal, 61 (4). 865-882. ISSN 0028-0283

Cowell, Frank and Ebert, Udo (2008) Inequality and envy In: Bishop, John and Zheng, Buhong, (eds.) Inequality and Opportunity: Papers From the Second Ecineq Society Meeting. Research on Economic Inequality, 16 (16). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Yorkshire, UK, 37-47. ISBN 9781848551343

Cowell, Frank (2008) Modelling Lorenz curves: robust and semi-parametric issues In: Chotikapanich, Duangkamon, (ed.) Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves. Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being (5). Springer, New York, USA, 241-245. ISBN 9780387727561

Ameil, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Davidovitz, Liema and Polovin, Avraham (2008) Preference reversals and the analysis of income distributions Social Choice and Welfare, 30 (2). 305-330. ISSN 0176-1714

2007

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, M.P. (2007) Robust stochastic dominance: a semi-parametric approach Journal of Economic Inequality, 5 (1). 21-37. ISSN 1569-1721

Cowell, Frank and Flachaire, E. (2007) Income distribution and inequality measurement: the problem of extreme values Journal of Econometrics, 141 (2). 1044-1072. ISSN 0304-4076

Cowell, Frank and Amiel, Yoram (2007) Social welfare and individual preferences under uncertainty: a questionnaire-experimental approach In: Bishop, John and Amiel, Yoram, (eds.) Inequality and Poverty: Papers From the Society for the Study of Economic Inequalities Inaugural Meeting. Research on economic inequality, 14. Elsevier, Oxford, 345-364. ISBN 0762313749

Cowell, Frank (2007) Income distribution and inequality DARP 94. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Gaertner, Wulf (2007) Distributional orderings: an approach with seven flavours DARP 93. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (2007) On the measurement of polarisation: a questionnaire study 90. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Cowell, Frank (2007) Modelling vulnerability in the UK 89. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, M.P. (2007) Modelling Lorenz curves: robust and semi-parametric issues 91. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2006

Cowell, Frank (2006) Microeconomics: principles and analysis Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0199267774

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, M.P. (2006) Distributional dominance with trimmed data Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, 24 (3). 291-300. ISSN 0735-0015

Cowell, Frank (2006) Theil, inequality indices and decomposition Research on Economic Inequality, 13. 341-356. ISSN 1049-2585

Cowell, Frank and Fiorio, Carlo V. (2006) Rethinking inequality decomposition: comment 82. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (2006) Inequality: measurement 86. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Ebert, U (2006) Inequality and envy 88. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Studies, London, UK.

Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Cowell, Frank (2006) Vulnerable households and variable incomes 79. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barcena, E and Cowell, Frank (2006) Static and dynamic poverty in Spain, 1993-2000 Hacienda Pública Española, 179. 51-77. ISSN 1133-9470

Cowell, Frank (2006) Gini, deprivation and complaints 84. Suntory and Toyota International Research Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bayer, R and Cowell, Frank (2006) Tax compliance and firms' strategic interdependence 81. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Gaertner, W (2006) To be or not to be involved: a questionnaire-experimental view on Harsanyi's utilitarian ethics 85. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Barcena, E and Cowell, Frank (2006) Static and dynamic poverty in Spain, 1993-2000 77. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Cowell, Frank and Ebert, Udo (2004) Complaints and inequality Social Choice and Welfare, 23 (1). 71-89. ISSN 0176-1714

Cowell, Frank and Cruces, Guillermo A (2004) Perceptions of inequality and risk Research on Economic Inequality, 12. 97-133. ISSN 1049-2585

Cowell, Frank (2004) Carrots and sticks in enforcement In: Aaron, H J and Slemrod, J, (eds.) The Crisis in Tax Administration. The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 230-275. ISBN 0-815701233

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Slottje, Dan J (2004) Why do people violate the transfer principle : evidence from educational sample surveys Research on Economic Inequality, 11. 1-16. ISSN 1049-2585

2003

Cowell, Frank (2003) The economics of poverty and inequality The international library of critical writings in economics series; 158. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 1-840645679

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (2003) Distribution-free inference for welfare indices under complete and incomplete information Journal of Economic Inequality, 1 (3). 191-219. ISSN 1569-1721

Cowell, Frank (2003) Theil, inequality and the structure of income distribution Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 67, 67. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Davidovitz, Leima and Polovin, Avraham (2003) Preference reversals and the analysis of income distributions Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 66, 66. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Cruces, Guillermo (2003) Perceptions of risk : an experimental approach using internet questionnaires Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 70, DARP 70. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (2003) Sticks and carrots Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 68, 68. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

2002

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (2002) Inequality, welfare and monotonicity Research on Economic Inequality, 9. 35-46. ISSN 1049-2585

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P (2002) Estimating welfare indices : household weights and sample design Research on Economic Inequality, 9. 147-172. ISSN 1049-2585

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (2002) Welfare rankings in the presence of contaminated data Econometrica, 70 (3). 1221-1234. ISSN 0012-9682

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (2002) Attitudes towards risk and inequality : a questionnaire-experimental approach In: Andersson, Fredrik and Holm, Hakan J, (eds.) Experimental Economics : Financial Markets, Auctions and Decision Making. Kluwer Academic, Boston, Mass., 85-115. ISBN 0-792376412

Cowell, Frank and Flachaire, Emmanuel (2002) Sensitivity of inequality measures to extreme values Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 60, 60. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Cowell, Frank and Ebert, Udo (2002) Complaints and inequality Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 61, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Abul Naga, Ramses H. and Cowell, Frank (2002) Intergenerational mobility in Britain : revisiting the prediction approach of Dearden, Machin and Reed Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 62, 62. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2001

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Polovin, A (2001) Risk perceptions, income transformations and inequality European Economic Review, 45 (04-Jun). 964-976. ISSN 0014-2921

Cowell, Frank A. and Schokkaert, Erik (2001) Risk perceptions and distributional judgements European Economic Review, 45 (4-6). 941-952. ISSN 0014-2921

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (2001) Risk and inequality perceptions Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 55, 55. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (2001) Distributional dominance with dirty data Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 51, 51. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (2001) Robust Lorenz curves : a semi-parametric approach Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 50, DARP 50. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2000

Cowell, Frank (2000) Measurement of inequality In: Atkinson, Anthony B and Bourguignon, Francois, (eds.) Handbook of Income Distribution. Handbooks in economics; 16. North Holland, Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444816313

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P (2000) Estimating welfare indices : household weights and sample design Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 48, 48. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (2000) Attitudes towards risk and inequality : a questionnaire-experimental approach Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 56, 56. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

1999

Cowell, Frank and Amiel, Yoram (1999) Thinking about inequality Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, NY. ISBN 0-52-146131-6

Cowell, Frank and Gardiner, Karen (1999) Welfare weights OFT economic research paper, oft 282. Office of Fair Trading, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (1999) Estimation of inequality indices In: Silber, Jacques, (ed.) Handbook on Income Inequality Measurement. Recent economic thought series; 71. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht ; London. ISBN 0-792385748

Cowell, Frank and Mercader-Prats, M (1999) Equivalence scales and inequality In: Silber, Jacques, (ed.) Handbook on Income Inequality Measurement. Recent economic thought series; 71. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht ; London. ISBN 0-792385748

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1999) Income transformations and income inequality In: Slottje, Daniel J, (ed.) Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution and Scientific Methodology. Physica Verlag, Heidelberg, 209-232. ISBN 3-790812269

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1999) Distributional analysis : a robust approach In: Atkinson, Tony and Glennerster, Howard and Stern, Nicholas, (eds.) Putting Economics to Work. STICERD occasional paper; 22. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London. ISBN 0-75301399-1

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1999) Statistical inference for welfare under complete and incomplete information Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 47, 47. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Cowell, Frank and Litchfield, Julie and Mercader-Prats, Magda (1999) Income inequality comparisons with dirty data: the UK and Spain during the 1980s Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 45, 45. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Mercader-Prats, Magda (1999) Equivalence scales and inequality Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 27, 27. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1998

Champernowne, DG and Cowell, Frank (1998) Economic inequality and income distribution Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, NY. ISBN 0-52-158055-2

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1998) Distributional orderings and the transfer principle : a re-examination Research on Economic Inequality, 8. 195-215. ISSN 1049-2585

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1998) Poverty perceptions and the poverty line In: Jenkins, S P and Kapteyn, A and Van Praag, B, (eds.) Distribution of Welfare and Household Production : an International Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 179-193. ISBN 0-521623022

Cowell, Frank and Ferreira, Francisco H G and Litchfield, Julie A (1998) Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990 : parametric and non-parametric approaches Journal of Income Distribution, 8 (1). 63-76. ISSN 0926-6437

Cowell, Frank and Schluter, Christian (1998) Income mobility : a robust approach Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 37, 37. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (1998) Measurement of inequality Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 36, 36. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (1998) Inheritance and the distribution of wealth Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 34, 34. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1998) Statistical inference for Lorenz curves with censored data Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 35, 35. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Schluter, Christian (1998) Measuring income mobility with dirty data CASEpaper, CASE/16. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1997

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1997) Income transformation and income inequality Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 24, 24. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1997) Inequality, welfare and monotonicity Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 29, 29. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1996

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1996) Poverty measurement with contaminated data : a robust approach European Economic Review, 40 (9). 1761-1772. ISSN 0014-2921

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1996) Welfare judgements in the presence of contaminated data Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 13, London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London.

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, S P and Litchfield, J A (1996) The changing shape of the UK income distribution : kernel density estimates In: Hills, John, (ed.) New Inequalities : the Changing Distribution of Income and Wealth in the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 49-75. ISBN 0-521553261

Cowell, Frank (1996) Family instability, family incomes and inequality Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 12, 12. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (1996) Estimation of inequality indices Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 25, 25. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1996) Distributional orderings and the transfer principle : a re-examination Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 14, 14. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1996) Robustness properties of inequality measures Econometrica, 64 (1). 77-101. ISSN 0012-9682

Cowell, Frank and Ferreira, Francisco H G and Litchfield, Julie (1996) Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: parametric and non-parametric approaches Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 21, 21. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1995

Cowell, Frank (1995) Enganar al estado Alianza Editorial, Madrid.

Cowell, Frank (1995) Measuring inequality LSE handbooks in economics. Prentice Hall ; Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead. ISBN 0-134343662

Cowell, Frank and Gordon, J P F (1995) Auditing with ghosts In: Fiorentini, G and Peltzman, S, (eds.) The Economics of Organised Crime. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 185-196. ISBN 0-521629551

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P. (1995) How much inequality can we explain?: a methodology and an application to the United States Economic Journal, 105 (429). 421-430. ISSN 0013-0133

1994

Jenkins, SP and Cowell, Frank (1994) Parametric equivalence scales and scale relativities Economic Journal, 104 (425). 891-900. ISSN 0013-0133

Coulter, F A E and Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, S P (1994) Equivalence scales and assessment of income distribution European Journal of Population. ISSN 0168-6577

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1994) Income inequality and social welfare In: Creedy, John, (ed.) Taxation, Poverty and Income Distribution. Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 193-219. ISBN 1-852789131

Jenkins, SP and Cowell, Frank (1994) Dwarfs and giants in the 1980s : trends in the UK income distribution Fiscal Studies, 15 (1). 99-118. ISSN 0143-5671

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1994) Inequality changes and income growth In: Eichhorn, Wolfgang, (ed.) Models and Measurement of Welfare and Inequality. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 3-26. ISBN 0-387580514

Coulter, F A E and Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, S P (1994) Equivalence scale relativities and the extent of inequality and poverty In: Creedy, John, (ed.) Taxation, Poverty and Income Distribution. Edward Elgar, Aldershot. ISBN 1-852789131

Coulter, F A E and Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, S P (1994) Family fortunes in the 1970s and the 1980s In: Blundell, Richard and Preston, Ian and Walker, Ian, (eds.) The Measurement of Household Welfare. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 215-246. ISBN 0-521451957

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1994) The measurement of poverty: an experimental questionnaire investigation DARP, 5. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P (1994) How much inequality can we explain? A methodology and an application to the USA DARP, 7. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1994) Robustness properties of poverty indices DARP, 8. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

1993

Cowell, Frank (1993) What's wrong with going underground? International Economic Insights, 15. ISSN 1050-8481

Jenkins, Stephen P and Cowell, Frank (1993) Dwarfs and giants in the 1980s : The UK income distribution and how it changed University College Swansea. Department of Economics discussion paper; 93-03, University College of Swansea, Department of Economics, Swansea.

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1993) Monotonicity and the Pareto principle DARP, 6. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia (1993) Robustness properties of inequality measures : the influence function and the principle of transfers DARP, 1. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1992

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1992) Measurement of income inequality : experimental test by questionnaire Journal of Public Economics, 47 (1). 3-26. ISSN 0047-2727

Coulter, FAE and Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, SP (1992) Equivalence scale relativities and the extent of inequality and poverty Economic Journal, 102 (414). 1067-1082. ISSN 0013-0133

Cowell, Frank (1992) Tax evasion and inequity Journal of Economic Psychology, 13 (4). 521-543. ISSN 0167-4870

Coulter, Fiona A. E. and Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P. (1992) Differences in needs and assessment of income distributions Bulletin of Economic Research, 44 (2). 77-124. ISSN 0307-3378

1991

Cowell, Frank (1991) Grouping bounds for inequality measures under alternative informational assumptions Journal of Econometrics, 48 (01-Feb). 1-14. ISSN 0304-4076

Cowell, Frank (1991) Tax-evasion experiments : an economist's view In: Webley, Paul ... [et al.], (ed.) Tax Evasion : an Experimental Approach. European monographs in social psychology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521374596

Cowell, Frank (1991) Tax sheltering and the cost of evasion In: Sinclair, P J N, (ed.) Taxation, Private Information and Capital. OEP special issue. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 231-243. ISBN 0-19-828729-1

1990

Cowell, Frank (1990) Cheating the government : the economics of evasion MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. ISBN 0-26-203153-1

Cowell, Frank (1990) Tax sheltering and the cost of evasion Journal of Common Market Studies, 42 (1). 231-243. ISSN 0021-9886

1989

Cowell, Frank (1989) Honesty is sometimes the best policy European Economic Review, 33 (02-Mar). 605-617. ISSN 0014-2921

Cowell, Frank (1989) Sampling variance and decomposable inequality measures Journal of Econometrics, 42 (1). 27-41. ISSN 0304-4076

Cowell, Frank (1989) Analysis of income distributions using microcomputer technology In: Slottje, Daniel, (ed.) Research on Economic Inequality. JAI Press, Stamford, Conn, 249-267. ISBN 0892329386

Cowell, Frank (1989) The consequences of progressive income taxation for the shadow economy In: Bös, Dieter and Felderer, Bernhard and Liberty, Fund and Carl-Menger, Institut, (eds.) The Political Economy of Progressive Taxation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 3540515542

Cowell, Frank and Gordon, J P F (1989) On becoming a ghost ESRC research programme in taxation, incentives and the distribution of income; 127, 127. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London.

1988

Cowell, Frank and Gordon, FP (1988) Unwillingness to pay : tax evasion and public good provision Journal of Public Economics, 36 (3). 305-321. ISSN 0047-2727

Cowell, Frank (1988) On the distribution of lifetime income in a lognormal model In: Hagfors, R, (ed.) Essays on Income Distribution, Economic Welfare and Taxation. ETLA, Helsinki.

Cowell, Frank (1988) Inequality decomposition: three bad measures Bulletin of Economic Research, 40 (4). 309-312. ISSN 0307-3378

1987

Cowell, Frank (1987) Poverty measures, inequality and decomposability Taxation, incentives and the distribution of income; no 99, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Cowell, Frank (1987) The economic analysis of tax evasion In: Hey, John D and Lambert, Peter J, (eds.) Surveys in the Economics of Uncertainty. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 173-203. ISBN 0-631153357

Cowell, Frank (1987) Analysis of income distribution using microcomputer technology Information technology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London.

1986

Cowell, Frank (1986) Microeconomic principles Philip Allen, Oxford. ISBN 0-860031721

Cowell, Frank (1986) Public policy and tax evasion : some problems In: Gaertner, Wulf and Wenig, Alois, (eds.) The Economics of the Shadow Economy. Studies in Contemporary Economics; 15. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 0-387150951

Cowell, Frank (1986) Family splits and income inequality ESRC research programme in taxation, incentives and distribution; 77, 77. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Cowell, Frank (1986) Welfare benefits and the economics of takeup ESRC research programme in taxation, incentives and distribution; 89, 89. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

1985

Cowell, Frank (1985) Tax evasion with labour income Journal of Public Economics, 26 (1). 19-34. ISSN 0047-2727

Cowell, Frank (1985) Measures of distributional change : an axiomatic approach Review of Economic Studies, 52 (1). 135-151. ISSN 0034-6527

Cowell, Frank (1985) Overview In: Volker, P, (ed.) The Structure and Duration of Unemployment : Conference Overview. Bureau of Labour Market Research, Canberra.

Cowell, Frank (1985) The measurement of distributional change: an axiomatic approach Review of Economic Studies, 52 (1). 135-151. ISSN 0034-6527

Cowell, Frank (1985) The economic analysis of tax evasion Bulletin of Economic Research, 37 (3). 163-193. ISSN 0307-3378

Cowell, Frank (1985) Multilevel decomposition of Theil's index of inequality Review of Income and Wealth, 31 (2). 201-205. ISSN 0034-6586

Cowell, Frank (1985) Limits to redistribution: a commentary In: Neilson, G. W. and Enderby, J. E., (eds.) Water and Aqueous Solutions: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Symposium of the Colston Research Society, Held in the University. Proceedings of the Colston Symposium, 37 (37). A. Hilger, Bristol, UK. ISBN 0852745761

Cowell, Frank (1985) "A fair suck of the sauce bottle" or what do you mean by inequality? Economic Record, 61 (2). 567-579. ISSN 0013-0249

1984

Cowell, Frank (1984) The structure of American income inequality Review of Income and Wealth, 30 (3). 351-375. ISSN 0034-6586

1982

Cowell, Frank and Mehta, F (1982) The estimation and interpolation of inequality measures Review of Economic Studies, 49 (2). 273-290. ISSN 0034-6527

1981

Cowell, Frank (1981) Taxation and labour supply with risky activities Economica, 48 (192). 365-379. ISSN 0013-0427

Cowell, Frank and Kuga, K (1981) Inequality measurement : an axiomatic approach European Economic Review, 15 (3). 287-305. ISSN 0014-2921

Cowell, Frank (1981) Income maintenance schemes under wage-rate uncertainty American Economic Review, 71 (4). 692-703. ISSN 0002-8282

Cowell, Frank and Kuga, K (1981) Additivity and the Entropy concept : an axiomatic approach to inequality measure Journal of Economic Theory, 25 (1). 131-143. ISSN 0022-0531

1980

Cowell, Frank (1980) On the structure of additive inequality measures Review of Economic Studies, 47 (3). 521-531. ISSN 0034-6527

Cowell, Frank (1980) Generalized entropy and the measurement of distributional change European Economic Review, 13 (1). 147-159. ISSN 0014-2921

1979

Cowell, Frank (1979) Income and incentives for the working poor Three Banks Review. 32-48. ISSN 0040-649X

Cowell, Frank (1979) The definition of lifetime income Institute for Research on Poverty discussion paper, 566-79. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

1977

Cowell, Frank (1977) Measuring inequality Philip Allen, Oxford. ISBN 0-860031187

Cowell, Frank (1977) Measuring inequality : techniques for the social sciences Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 0-470993499

1976

Cowell, Frank and Kuga, K (1976) Inequality measures and the integrability problem Department of Economics discussion paper, 11. University of Keele, Keele, Staffs.

1975

Cowell, Frank (1975) Some notes on progression and risk-taking Economica, 42 (167). 313-318. ISSN 0013-0427

Cowell, Frank (1975) On the estimation of a lifetime income : a correction Journal of the American Statistical Association, 70 (351). 588-589. ISSN 0162-1459

Cowell, Frank (1975) Income tax incidence in an ageing population European Economic Review, 6 (4). 343-367. ISSN 0014-2921

1974

Cowell, Frank (1974) Income tax incidence in an ageing population : an examination of the measurement of income redistribution Discussion papers in economics. University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire. ISBN 9780900770579


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