Using a statistical approach to identify fiscal adjustments, we find that fiscal consolidation appears to shorten the income gap. Fiscal austerity plans that succeed in bringing public debt to a sustainable path seem to be more likely to reduce inequality. Expansionary fiscal adjustments are particularly important to promote changes in the income distribution.

Agnello, L., & Sousa, R. (2012). Fiscal adjustments and income inequality: a first assessment. APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 19(16), 1627-1632 [10.1080/13504851.2011.648315].

Fiscal adjustments and income inequality: a first assessment

AGNELLO, Luca;
2012

Abstract

Using a statistical approach to identify fiscal adjustments, we find that fiscal consolidation appears to shorten the income gap. Fiscal austerity plans that succeed in bringing public debt to a sustainable path seem to be more likely to reduce inequality. Expansionary fiscal adjustments are particularly important to promote changes in the income distribution.
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Agnello, L., & Sousa, R. (2012). Fiscal adjustments and income inequality: a first assessment. APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 19(16), 1627-1632 [10.1080/13504851.2011.648315].
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