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Rent Seeking and Endogenous Income Inequality

Rent Seeking and Endogenous Income Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2001/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Wade , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843262.001

ISBN: 9781451843262

Keywords: lotteries, probability, expropriation, equation, credit markets, equations, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking

This paper studies the relationship between wealth inequality and occupational choice between rent-seeking and production. With imperfect credit markets and a fixed cost to rent-seeking, only wealthy agents choose...

Sharing the Growth Dividend
			: Analysis of Inequality in Asia

Sharing the Growth Dividend : Analysis of Inequality in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , Tidiane Kinda , Kalpana Kochhar , Shi Piao , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546544.001

ISBN: 9781513546544

Keywords: Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, consumption, income share, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper focusses on income inequality in Asia, its drivers and policies to combat it. It finds that income inequality has risen in most of Asia, in contrast to many regions. While in the past, rapid growth in As...

The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth
			: Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia

The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth : Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2013/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ravi Balakrishnan , Chad Steinberg , and Murtaza Syed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531169.001

ISBN: 9781475531169

Keywords: Inequality, Labor Market, pro-poor, gini, income distribution, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Government Policy and Regulation, General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper assesses how pro-poor and inclusive Asia’s recent growth has been, and what factors have been driving these outcomes. It finds that while poverty has fallen across the region over the last two dec...

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Rebalancing and Inclusive Growth in China

Two Sides of the Same Coin? Rebalancing and Inclusive Growth in China »

Volume/Issue: 2013/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Il Lee , Murtaza Syed , and Xin Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386576.001

ISBN: 9781484386576

Keywords: Inequality, Rebalancing., gini, gini index, measures of inequality, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Government Policy and Regulation, General, Rebalancing,

This paper uses the Shapley Value decomposition technique to assess the factors behind the rise of inequality in China. It finds that, in many ways, inequality may have been an inevitable by-product of China&#x2019...

What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality?

What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta , and Anayochukwu Osueke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498378581.001

ISBN: 9781498378581

Keywords: Gini, emerging economies, Kuznets, gini coefficient, kuznets curve, declining inequality, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, Inequality

Income inequality in Latin America has declined during the last decade, in contrast to the experience in many other emerging and developed regions. However, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the worl...

Inclusive Growth and the Incidence  of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius

Inclusive Growth and the Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius »

Source: Inclusive Growth and the Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius : Much Progress, But More Could be Done

Volume/Issue: 2013/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Martin Petri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484323335

Keywords: Incidence of Public Expenditures, Incidence of Taxes, expenditures, expenditure, public expenditures, consumption expenditure, capital expenditures, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Incidence, General,

Using data from three household surveys, we review whether growth in Mauritius was inclusive and discuss the incidence of public expenditures and taxes. Generally, Mauritius enjoys an even income distribution and l...

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency1

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency1 »

Source: Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

Volume/Issue: 2014/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Caroline-Antonia Goerl , and Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484354711

Keywords: transfer dependency, COFOG, decentralization, fiscal federalism, federalism, government expenditure, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Intergovernmental Relations,

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This study...

India

India »

Source: India : Defining and Explaining Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction

Volume/Issue: 2014/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Volodymyr Tulin , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484354230

Keywords: state level growth, inequality, consumption growth, social mobility, social spending, Institutions and Growth, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution,

We document the evolution of poverty and inequality across Indian states during the recent period of rapid growth (2004-09), and examine the role of growth and distribution in reducing poverty. Robust economic grow...

Inequality in Brazil: A Regional Perspective

Inequality in Brazil: A Regional Perspective »

Source: Inequality in Brazil: A Regional Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2017/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Góes , and Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484324776

Keywords: Income inequality, Government expenditures and education, Government expenditures and welfare programs, Western Hemisphere, Brazil, redistribution policies, Models with Panel Data, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice

In this study, we document the decline in income inequality and a convergence in consumption patterns in Brazilian states in a new database constructed from micro data from the national households' survey. We adjus...

Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies

Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies »

Source: Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies

Volume/Issue: 2018/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , Niny Khor , Rui Mano , Johanna Schauer , Philippe Wingender , and Juzhong Zhuang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484357538

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, China, Fiscal policy, Income inequality, structural change, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

China has experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades and is on the brink of eradicating poverty. However, income inequality increased sharply from the early 1980s and rendered China among the most...