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Poverty-Reducing and Welfare-Improving Marginal Public Price and Price Cap Reforms

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  • Paul Makdissi

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    (Département d'économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Quentin Wodon

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    (AFTPM, World Bank)

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This paper extends familiar results on the optimal pricing of publicly provided goods and price cap regulations in a stochastic dominance framework. The key advantage is that the assessment as to whether pricing or price cap reforms are poverty reducing or welfare improving is not contingent on any given social welfare function. Rather, robust assessments of the impact of reforms can be made for wide classes of ethical judgments.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 04-04.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2001
Date of revision: 2004
Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:04-04

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Keywords: Poverty; social welfare; public prices; price caps;

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Cited by:
  1. Paul Makdissi & Stéphane Mussard, 2008. "Between-Group Transfers and Poverty-Reducing Tax Reforms?," Working Papers 0801E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  2. Alessandro Petretto, 2008. "The impact of productive efficiency and quality of a regulated local public utility on final goods prices and consumers welfare," Working Papers - Economics wp2008_10.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
  3. Valentini, Edilio, 2013. "Indirect Taxation, Public Pricing and Price Cap Regulation: a Synthesis," MPRA Paper 50889, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Stéphane Mussard & Patrick Richard, 2008. "Linking Yitzhaki’s and Dagum’s Gini Decompositions," Cahiers de recherche 08-21, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
  5. Garcia-Diaz, Rocio & Sosa-Rub, Sandra G., 2011. "Analysis of the distributional impact of out-of-pocket health payments: Evidence from a public health insurance program for the poor in Mexico," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 707-718, July.
  6. Ajitava Raychaudhuri & Sudip Kumar Sinha & Poulomi Roy, 2007. "Is the Value Added Tax Reform in India Poverty-Improving? An Analysis of Data from Two Major States," Working Papers PMMA 2007-18, PEP-PMMA.

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