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Peter Lambert

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Education

  • D.Phil., Oxford University, UK, 1971
  • B.S., University of Manchester, UK, 1968

Publications

  • Positional Equity and Equal Sacrifice: Design Principles for an EU-Wide Income Tax. Social Ethics and Normative Economics, 2011, pp. 241-259.
  • Optimal Control of Inequality Under Uncertainty, Mathematical Social Sciences, forthcoming 2014
  • The Pro-Poorness, Growth and Inequality Nexus. Review of Income & Wealth, 2013, v. 59, pp. 776–784.
  • Mini-Sypmosium on the Shapley Value. Journal of Economic Inequality, 2013, v. 11, pp. 79–92.
  • Horizontal Equity Under a Dual Income Tax System. International Tax and Public Finance, 2012, v. 19, pp. 625–640.
  • Influence Functions for Policy Impact Analysis. Research on Economic Inequality, 2012, v. 20., pp. 135–159.

Teaching

  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Inequality & Poverty

Appointments, Distinctions, and Service to UO

  • Coordinator, Charitable Fund Drive, Department of Economics
  • Member, Personnel Committee
  • Past Member, Senate Nominating Committee (2010–11)
  • Past Representative, Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences (2006–08)
  • Past Member, Ph.D. Program Committee
  • Past Member, Econometrics Curriculum Committee
  • Past Chair, Committee on Outside Funding (2006–07)

Awards and Grants

  • Outstanding Author Contribution Award, with B. Essama-Nssah, Emerald Literati Network, 2013.
  • First Prize, awarded jointly with S.P. Jenkins, John W. Kendrick Award, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth for outstanding contributions to Review of Income and Wealth, 1993.
  • Numerous invitations and appointments

Statement

Professor Lambert and his wife live in the beautiful south Willamette Valley. They have five grown children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and gardening.

Research

  • Measurement theory
  • Inequality, poverty, and progressivity (redistribution)
  • The potential for short run shifting of a corporate profits tax
  • The inconsistency between measurement and policy instruments in family income taxation
  • Is higher variance necessarily bad for investment?
  • Structural progression measures for dual income tax systems
  • Disparities in socio-economic outcomes