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Q: How much do CEOs and Top Executives Contribute to Rising Inequality Within the Top 1%? A: Very Little. (Source: Song, Price, Guvenen, Bloom, and von Wachter 2015)

Source: Song, Price, Guvenen, Bloom, von Wachter (2015). Rise in Earnings Inequality Mirrored in Rise in Pay Inequality Across Employers. Even Within the Top 1% the Gap Between 99.99th Percentile and 99.01th Percentile Grew By Similar Amounts for Individuals and Average Firm Pay.

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Are Idiosyncratic Income Shocks Lognormal? (Guvenen, Karahan, Ozkan, Song, 2014)

Average Growth in Log Earnings Over the Life Cycle, By Percentiles of Lifetime Income Distribution (Source: Guvenen, Karahan, Ozkan, Song, 2014)

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