Fiscal adjustments and income inequality: a first assessment

Luca Agnello, Ricardo M. Sousa, Luca Agnello

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1627-1632
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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