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Redistribution
Working Paper
Comment on 'Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence'

An influential paper by Berg et al., ‘Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence’, uses the SWIID data to examine the impact of inequality and redistribution on growth in both developing and developed countries...

Growth Redistribution Inequality
Research Brief
Lessons from the transformations of Asian states State Democracy Redistribution
Journal Article
The Determinants of Redistribution around the World

This study re-examines the determinants of redistribution in light of improved data and methods relative to earlier literature...

Cross-country analysis Growth Inequality
Journal Article
The National Care System in Uruguay: Who Benefits and Who Pays?

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Childcare Elderly care Redistribution
Journal Article
Welfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal Special Issue
Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

This special issue presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration...

Welfare Redistribution global south
Working Paper
Welfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Working Paper
In praise of snapshots

The conventional justification for moving from income distribution to intergenerational mobility analysis is that the movie encompasses the snapshot and is normatively superior as the basis for assessing policy...

income mobility snapshots Redistribution
Book Chapter
The State and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

State Democracy Redistribution
Research Brief
Balancing tax collection and equality: The case of value-added tax in South Africa

In a democratic system, taxation is a critical part of the social contract between the state and its citizens. The tax system can be used to help address the unacceptably high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in South Africa...

value-added tax microsimulation Redistribution
Research Brief
The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
Working Paper
Modelling value-added tax (VAT) in South Africa: Assessing the distributional impact of the recent increase in the VAT rate and options for redress through the benefits system

Using SAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for South Africa, this paper examines the joint distributional impact of the increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate and increases in benefit amounts in 2018...

value-added tax microsimulation Redistribution
Working Paper
Fiscal redistribution in Brazil: Dynamic microsimulation, 2003–15

This paper assesses causes and consequences of fiscal redistribution in Brazil...

Redistribution Fiscal redistribution Income inequality
Working Paper
The state and development

Using a comparative frame that draws on the variation of developmental trajectories in Asia from Northeast Asia to China to Southeast Asia and to India, this paper explores the changing role of the state in these countries and the contributions that ...

State Democracy Redistribution
Journal Article
Taxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

tax policy Inequality Redistribution
Journal Article
Optimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction

The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...

Income tax Poverty Public goods
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