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Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Source: Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547046.001

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany »

Volume/Issue: 2020/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546063.001

ISBN: 9781513546063

Keywords: National income, Interest rates on deposits, Flow of funds, National accounts, Financial crises, Germany, wealth inequality, corporate saving, current account surplus., WP

This paper explores the interaction between corporate ownership concentration and private savings, and by extension, the current account balance in Germany. As high corporate savings largely reflected capital incom...

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany »

Source: Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Volume/Issue: 2020/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546063

Keywords: National income, Interest rates on deposits, Flow of funds, National accounts, Financial crises, Germany, wealth inequality, corporate saving, current account surplus., WP

This paper explores the interaction between corporate ownership concentration and private savings, and by extension, the current account balance in Germany. As high corporate savings largely reflected capital incom...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542379.006

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies

Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2020/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Andrei Leonidov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528397.001

ISBN: 9781513528397

Keywords: West African Economic and Monetary Union, National income, Consumption distribution, Personal income taxes, Inclusive growth, Middle East., WP, consumption expenditure, GIC, inclusiveness

Inclusive growth, narrowly defined in this paper as growth that helps reduce inequality, is achieved if consumption of the poor increases faster than consumption of the rich. The paper presents a simple accounting...

Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies

Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies »

Source: Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies

Volume/Issue: 2020/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Andrei Leonidov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513528397

Keywords: West African Economic and Monetary Union, National income, Consumption distribution, Personal income taxes, Inclusive growth, Middle East., WP, consumption expenditure, GIC, inclusiveness

Inclusive growth, narrowly defined in this paper as growth that helps reduce inequality, is achieved if consumption of the poor increases faster than consumption of the rich. The paper presents a simple accounting...

Women in the Labor Force
			: The Role of Fiscal Policies

Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529134.006

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...

Women in the Labor Force

Women in the Labor Force »

Source: Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...