Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy: What Do the Data Say?

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Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy: What Do the Data Say?
The 2007-09 Great Recession has led to an unprecedented increase in public debt in many countries, triggering substantial fiscal adjustments. What are the distributional consequences of fiscal austerity measures? This is an important policy question. This paper analyzes the effects of fiscal policies on income inequality in a panel of advanced... READ MORE...

Publication date: September 2013
ISBN 9781484390917
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