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What are the definitions of the terms value, wealth, and utility in economics?

Are there any definitions for the following three terms that are widely agreed upon in economics? Value Wealth Utility In particular, are these terms identical? If not, what differentiates them? I ...
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Data for income distributions

Knowing the average income per capita or the median income is a rather poor economical indicator of a country, even when given in PPP\$. Knowing the (dimension-less) Gini index is somehow better, but ...
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Deflation and Wealth Inequality

I've just seen an article where the author states that deflation has the possibility of reducing wealth inequality. His rationale is as follows: When deflation occurs, the prices of assets falls (he ...
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Computing net worth from US Survey of Consumer Finances microdata

The US Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances microdata includes components of net worth, but not the measure itself. The codebook for the 2016 SCF (latest) states: Summary variables (e.g., ...
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Question about the effect on economic productivity due to a hypothetical wealth distribution requirement

Assume a sovereign state that functions like a joint stock corporation does: it will be comprised of shareholders and its "stateshares" will have a market value since they are tradeable. Now assume ...
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Unit of analysis for income distribution, adult equivilence

Over the last few years I have seen a number of tussles over income distribution measurement in the economics journal literature between people drawing data from different sources and maintaining that ...