Series: Staff Discussion Notes
Author(s): Francesca Bastagli , David Coady , and Sanjeev Gupta
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 27 September 2012
Keywords: Taxation, Unemployment, Income distribution, Developed countries, Developing countries, Fiscal consolidation, Government expenditures, Income inequality, fiscal policy, tax and expenditure policy
This note will describe recent trends in income inequality in both advanced and developing economies and how tax and expenditure policies have impacted on these trends. It will discuss how tax and expenditure polic...