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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...

Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies

Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies »

Source: Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies : Issues, Problems, and Methodology

Volume/Issue: 1988/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1988

ISBN: 9781451922363

Keywords: expenditure, income distribution, expenditures, distributional implications, fiscal incidence

This paper examines the methodological issues arising in the measurement of the distributional impact of tax and expenditure policies, with emphasis on the problems related to the measurement of the impact of adjus...

Poverty, Income Distribution, and Economic Policy in the Philippines

Poverty, Income Distribution, and Economic Policy in the Philippines »

Source: Poverty, Income Distribution, and Economic Policy in the Philippines

Volume/Issue: 1998/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Gerson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1998

ISBN: 9781451922196

Keywords: Poverty, Income Distribution, expenditure, distribution of income, government expenditure, income groups

Income distribution in the Philippines is highly uneven, and poverty rates are higher than in other ASEAN countries. In addition, although the poverty rate has declined over time, the rate of decline has been lower...

Impact of Macroeconomic Policieson Income Distribution

Impact of Macroeconomic Policieson Income Distribution »

Source: Impact of Macroeconomic Policieson Income Distribution : An Empirical Study

Volume/Issue: 1988/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 1988

ISBN: 9781451967036

Keywords: inflation, income groups, income distribution, real wages, real interest rate

There has been a growing awareness of the income distribution dimension of macroeconomic policies. This paper presents a framework for studying this issue empirically, and considers the case of the Philippines usin...

Growth Gains from Trade and Education

Growth Gains from Trade and Education »

Source: Growth Gains from Trade and Education

Volume/Issue: 1999/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yong-jin Kim , and Se-Jik Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1999

ISBN: 9781451844023

Keywords: general education, mobility, growth, human capital, technological progress, comparative advantage, income distribution

This paper presents a multisector growth model where education enhances general human capital, which is essential for increasing or maintaining the mobility of workers across industries. The paper shows that educat...

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Volume/Issue: 2001/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Catherine Pattillo , Ratna Sahay , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855708

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 1...

Distributional Implications of the VAT Reform in the Philippines

Distributional Implications of the VAT Reform in the Philippines »

Source: Distributional Implications of the VAT Reform in the Philippines

Volume/Issue: 2007/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Locke Newhouse , and Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867176

Keywords: VAT, poverty and social impact analysis, social safety net, targeted transfers, excise taxes, distributional impact, input-output, household consumption, household income, Vat Poverty And Social Impact Analysis,

This paper assesses the distributional impact of the recent VAT reform in the Philippines and evaluates alternative methods to mitigate the effects of the reform on poor households. The reform was progressive and r...

Rent Seeking and Endogenous Income Inequality

Rent Seeking and Endogenous Income Inequality »

Source: Rent Seeking and Endogenous Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2001/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Wade , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451843262

Keywords: lotteries, probability, expropriation, equation, credit markets, equations, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking

This paper studies the relationship between wealth inequality and occupational choice between rent-seeking and production. With imperfect credit markets and a fixed cost to rent-seeking, only wealthy agents choose...

Global Poverty Estimates

Global Poverty Estimates »

Source: Global Poverty Estimates : A Sensitivity Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Shatakshee Dhongde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922009

Keywords: global poverty, household surveys, international poverty line, poverty line, surveys, statistics, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

Current estimates of global poverty vary substantially across studies. In this paper we undertake a novel sensitivity analysis to highlight the importance of methodological choices in estimating global poverty. We...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451922714.001

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...