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Peter Lambert

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


  • 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.


  • 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


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.


  • 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