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Joint determinations of inequality and growth

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  • Huang, Ho-Chuan (River)
  • Lin, Yi-Chen
  • Yeh, Chih-Chuan

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This paper jointly estimates the effect of inequality on growth and the impact of growth on inequality vis a simultaneous equations model. Results show that higher inequality is detrimental to growth whereas faster growth worsens the extent of income distribution.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 163-166

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:3:p:163-166

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Keywords: Inequality Growth Simultaneous equations model;

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Cited by:
  1. Li, Kui-Wai, 2012. "Analyzing the Kuznets Relationship using Nonparametric and Semiparametric Methods," MPRA Paper 36535, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Desire Avom & Fabrizio Carmignani & Abdour Chowdhury, . "Four Scenarios of Poverty Reduction and the Role of Economic Policy," MRG Discussion Paper Series 3109, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  3. Zhou, Xianbo & Li, Kui-Wai, 2011. "Inequality and development: Evidence from semiparametric estimation with panel data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(3), pages 203-207.
  4. Leonel Muinelo & Oriol Roca-Sagalés, 2011. "Economic Growth and Inequality: The Role of Fiscal Policies," Working Papers wpdea1105, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.

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