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Poverty, income distribution and CGE micro-simulation modeling: Does the functional form of distribution matter?

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  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

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  • Bernard Decaluwé

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  • Luc Savard

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 149-184

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:6:y:2008:i:2:p:149-184

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Keywords: Computable general equilibrium models; Estimation; Measurement and poverty analysis; Personal income and wealth distribution; I32; D31; C13; C68;

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  1. Boeters, Stefan & Savard, Luc, 2013. "The Labor Market in Computable General Equilibrium Models," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.
  2. Stephen Howes & Dung Doan, 2012. "Revisiting the relationship between targeting and program performance," Development Policy Centre Discussion Papers, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University 1212, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  3. Stefan Boeters & Luc Savard, 2012. "The Labour Market in CGE Models," CPB Discussion Paper 201, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  4. Dorothée Boccanfuso & Patrick Richard & Luc Savard, 2012. "Parametric and nonparametric income distribution estimators in CGE micro-simulation modeling," EcoMod2012 4631, EcoMod.
  5. James B Davies, 2009. "Combining microsimulation with CGE and macro modelling for distributional analysis in developing and transition countries," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 2(1), pages 49-56.
  6. Debowicz, Darío & Golan, Jennifer, 2014. "The impact of Oportunidades on human capital and income distribution in Mexico: A top-down/bottom-up approach," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 24-42.

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