World Wealth and Income Database , WID



Coordinated by Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the World Wealth and Income Database aims to provide open access to data series on income and wealth worldwide. The goal is to be able to produce Distributional National Accounts: estimates of the distribution of wealth and income using concepts that are consistent with the macroeconomic national accounts. The focus lies not only on the national level, but also on the global and regional level.

Data Providers

World Inequality Database (WID)

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Years covered by the data differ per country and indicator.

Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


Freely accessible without registration

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