Bankers. Bonuses and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK – Forum

Date: 2013-02-09

Reference number: OPUSeJ 201302091048BBI

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Title: Bankers. Bonuses and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK

Authors:  Bell, Brian and John Van Reenen

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Citation: Bell, Brian and John Van Reenen (2010), “Bankers. Bonuses and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK”, CEP Special Report No. 21.

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