Income Redisitribution and Income Stabilization through Fiscal Policy
AbstractThe aim of the paper is to evaluate the redistributive and stabilizing functions of the Spanish budget through the automatic stabilizers, applying methodologies developed by the literature about the economic effects of the fiscal federations. An analysis at an autonomous region level for the period 1995-2002 has been carried out using panel data. The obtained results show the entity of the redistributive effect and the scarce economic relevance of the stabilizing function of the direct taxes, the social benefits and contributions and, in this way, they confirm the estimations obtained by preceding studies for previous periods. The incorporation of the in kind transferences reveals that these ones exert a considerable redistributive and stabilizing effect.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by IEF in its journal Hacienda Pública Española/Revista de Economía Pública.
Volume (Year): 184 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
fiscal policy; redistribution and stabilization;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
- H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- Y - Miscellaneous Categories
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Olga Cantó Sánchez) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Olga Cantó Sánchez to update the entry or send us the correct address.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.