Imperial College London


Business School

Assistant Professor in Finance







4.03aBusiness School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Clara Martínez-Toledano is an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics and Wealth Distribution Coordinator at Her research interests are on household and public finance. Recent work focuses on understanding the determinants of wealth accumulation and wealth inequality dynamics within and across countries.

Clara holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Carlos III University and a M.A and Ph.D. in Economics from Paris School of Economics. Before joining Imperial, she was a Postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia Business School.  


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Martinez-Toledano C, Blanchet T, 2023, Wealth inequality dynamics in europe and the united states: understanding the determinants, Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol:133, ISSN:0304-3932, Pages:25-43

Gethin A, Martinez-Toledano C, Piketty T, 2022, Brahmin left versus merchant right: changing political cleavages in 21 Western democracies, 1948-2020, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol:137, ISSN:0033-5533, Pages:1-48


Piketty T, Martinez-Toledano C, Gethin A, 2022, Ongelijkheid en ons stemgedrag Een studie van 50 democratieën van 1948 tot 2020, Singel Uitgeverijen, ISBN:9789044545951

Gethin A, Martínez-Toledano C, Piketty T, 2021, Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities A Study of Fifty Democracies, 1948–2020, Harvard University Press, ISBN:9780674269927

, 2021, Clivages politiques et inégalités sociales Une étude de 50 démocraties (1948-2020), Companyédition EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, ISBN:9782021456479

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