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Income distribution changes across the 1990s expansion: the role of taxes and transfers

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  • Maximo Camacho

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    (Universidad de Murcia)

  • Aida Galiano

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    (Universidad de Zaragoza)

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We analyze the redistributive role played by governments during the 1990s expansionary economic cycle in several OECD countries. We find a duality among countries: while governments in the Euro-area play a crucial role in the redistributive process, government interventions reduce the equalitarian effect of the market in the Anglo-Saxon economies.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 3177-3185

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00673

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