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Est-ce que les subsides d'électricité diminuent la pauvreté en Guinée ?

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  • Saikou Amadou Diallo

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    (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa)

  • Paul Makdissi

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    (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa)

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In this paper, we use consumption dominance curves, a tool developed by Makdissi and Wodon (2002) in order to assess the redistributive impact of electricity subsidies in Guinea. The data in the 'Enquête Intégrée de Base pour l'Évaluation de la Pauvreté (EIBEP) 2002-2003’ show that subsidizing electricity is not consistent with a poverty reduction objective. Dans cet article, nous utilisons des courbes de dominance de consommation développées par Makdissi et Wodon (2002) afin d'analyser l'impact distributif des subsides d’électricité instaurées par le gouvernement guinéen. L'Enquête Intégrée de Base pour l'Évaluation de la Pauvreté (EIBEP) 2002-2003 nous permet de conclure que ces subsides ne peuvent être justifiés dans un contexte de lutte à la pauvreté.

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Paper provided by University of Ottawa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0811E.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:0811e

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Keywords: Subsidy; Marginal Fiscal reform; Guinea;

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  1. Backiny-Yetna, Prospère & Wodon, Quentin, 2010. "Pauvreté en Guinée de 1994 à 2007: Tendances, perceptions, et priorités des ménages
    [Poverty in Guinea from 1994 to 2007: Trends, Perceptions, and Household Priorities]
    ," MPRA Paper 34380, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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