Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies [electronic resource] : Issues, Problems, and Methodology.
- Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 1988.
- IMF eLibrary
IMF Working Papers
- Government document
1 online resource (32 p.)
- Local subjects:
- Analytical framework.
Classification of expenditures.
Computable general equilibrium.
Distribution of expenditure.
Distribution of expenditures.
Distribution of income.
Distribution of subsidies.
Distributional impact of taxes.
General equilibrium analysis.
General equilibrium approach.
Impact of tax.
Incidence of poverty.
International food policy research institute.
Measurement of poverty.
Partial equilibrium analysis.
Social accounting matrices.
- 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 adjustment programs on the welfare of the poor. Both conceptual and empirical considerations suggest that public expenditures are a more potent instrument for distributional purposes than taxes but are also more difficult to analyze and evaluate. The paper concludes that more research is needed toward a better measurement of expenditure benefits.
- Description based on print version record.
- International Monetary Fund
- Other format:
- Print Version:
- Publisher Number:
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
|Location||Notes||Your Loan Policy|
|Description||Status||Barcode||Your Loan Policy|