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Economic Policy and Equity

Economic Policy and Equity »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757883.071

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

This book brings together the views not only of policymakers and academics but also of religious leaders and labor leaders from around the world- including the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen - who pa...

Fund-Supported Programs, Fiscal Policy, and Income Distribution

Fund-Supported Programs, Fiscal Policy, and Income Distribution »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1986

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934645.084

ISBN: 9780939934645

Keywords: taxation, expenditure, salaries, subsidies, income distribution

This is the third in a group of three papers dealing with various aspects of Fund-supported adjustment programs....

How Macroeconomic Factors Affect Income Distribution

How Macroeconomic Factors Affect Income Distribution »

Source: How Macroeconomic Factors Affect Income Distribution : The Cross-Country Evidence

Volume/Issue: 1997/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Sarel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1997

ISBN: 9781451922714

Keywords: income distribution, macroeconomic factors, terms of trade, external position, income distribution data, distribution of income

This study develops a cross-section empirical framework to examine the relationship between the macroeconomic environment and trends in income distribution. The macroeconomic variables that are found to be associat...

Comments: Maria Ramos

Comments: Maria Ramos »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am struck by how different these two very interesting papers are, but also by how common the challenges and issues they describe are. For me, the most important issue in these papers is the formulation of...

Comments: Arjun Sengupta

Comments: Arjun Sengupta »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am sorry that Stanley Fischer is not here, because I was going to pay him a compliment. His presentation showed clearly how the IMF has changed. He listed five points that are important for combining econo...

9 Political Economy and the Equity-Policy Agenda

9 Political Economy and the Equity-Policy Agenda »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction Over the past twenty years, many European countries have experienced increases in income inequality, in the number of people suffering from poverty, and in social exclus...

10 Too Large and Too Small Governments

10 Too Large and Too Small Governments »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction In today’s world, government intervention in the economy is broad and multifaceted. One of government’s important roles is to provide social safety nets and avoid excess...

Comments: Chia Siow Yue

Comments: Chia Siow Yue »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I have enjoyed both the Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Alberto Alesina papers tremendously for their excellent analysis, and, in general, I agree with the conclusions. So the value-added I can contribute to this co...

Comments: Ravi Kanbur

Comments: Ravi Kanbur »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I am going to focus my comments on the evolution of redistribution policy in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Aníbal Cavaco Silva’s entire paper is on the European Unio...

Comments: The Most Reverend Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane

Comments: The Most Reverend Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

It is a distinct honor and privilege for me to have been invited to respond to papers delivered by Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Alberto Alesina. I have come from Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world, w...