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The integrated macroeconomic model for poverty analysis : a quantitative macroeconomic framework for the analysis of poverty reduction strategies

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  • Agenor, Pierre-Richard
  • Izquierdo, Alejandro
  • Fofack, Hippolyte

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The authors present a dynamic, quantitative macroeconomic framework designed for analyzing the impact of adjustment policies and exogenous shocks on poverty and income distribution. They emphasize the role of labor market segmentation, urban informal activities, the impact of the composition of public expenditure on supply and demand, and credit market imperfections. Numerical simulations for a prototype low-income country highlight the importance of accounting for the various channels through which poverty alleviation programs and debt relief may ultimately affect the poor.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3092.

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3092

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Keywords: Health Economics&Finance; Labor Policies; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; Banks&Banking Reform; Environmental Economics&Policies; Economic Theory&Research; Banks&Banking Reform; Poverty Assessment; Health Economics&Finance;

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  1. Manson Nwafor & Adeola Adenikinju & Kanayo Ogujiuba, 2007. "The Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Poverty in Nigeria: Dynamic Simulations in a CGE Model," Working Papers MPIA 2007-16, PEP-MPIA.
  2. Rainer Schweickert & Rainer Thiele & Manfred Wiebelt, 2005. "Macroeconomic and Distributional Effects of Devaluation in a Dollarized Economy: A CGE Analysis for Bolivia," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 120, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Bayraktar, Nihal & Fofack, Hippolyte, 2007. "Specification of investment functions in Sub-Saharan Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4171, The World Bank.
  4. Luc Savard & Stéphane Mussard, 2005. "Horizontal and Vertical Redistribution and Micro-simulation," Cahiers de recherche 05-03, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.

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