PhD Economics, EHESS - Paris School of Economics, 2006 Master in Economics, EHESS - Paris School of Economics, 2002
École Normale Supérieure (Paris), 1999-2004
Antoine is currently director of the Institut des Politiques Publiques (IPP) in Paris, jointly developed by the Paris School of Economics and CREST. Following the model of the IFS, the IPP aims to promote quantitative analysis and evaluation of public policy in France using cutting edge research methods in economics.
Do the rich save more? Evidence from linked survey and administrative data
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The nature of the relationship between lifetime income and saving rates is a longstanding empirical question and one that has been surprisingly difficult to answer. We use a new data set containing both individual survey data on wealth holdings and administrative data on earnings histories to examine this question. We find, for a sample of English households, evidence of a positive relationship between the rate of private wealth accumulation and levels of lifetime earnings. Even when state pension wealth is included, the top quintile of lifetime earnings have significantly higher wealth to lifetime earnings ratios than the other quintiles. Under this broad measure of wealth, those in the middle of the distribution of lifetime earnings accumulate the least wealth relative to their earnings.