The Distributional Effects of Government Spending Shocks in Developing Economies

The Distributional Effects of Government Spending Shocks in Developing Economies
We construct unanticipated government spending shocks for 103 developing countries from 1990 to 2015 and study their effects on income distribution. We find that unanticipated fiscal consolidations lead to a long-lasting increase in income inequality, while fiscal expansions lower inequality. The results are robust to several measures of income... READ MORE...

Publication date: March 2018
ISBN 9781484345412
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