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Measuring distributional effects of fiscal reforms

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  • Peichl, Andreas
  • Ochmann, Richard

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how to analyse the distributional effects of fiscal reforms. Thereby, distributional e¤ects shall be differentiated by four subconcepts, i.e. 1.) the traditional concept of inequality, 2.) the rather novel concept of polarisation, 3.) the concept of progression in taxation, and 4.) the concepts of income poverty and richness. The concept of inequality and the concept of income poverty are the by far most widely applied concepts in empirical analyses, probably since they appear to be the most transparent ones in their structure as well as the most controversial ones in political affairs. However, the concepts of richness, polarisation and progression in taxation shall additionally be subject of this analysis, since they appear to be useful devices on the course of analysing cause and effect of the other two concepts. --

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Paper provided by University of Cologne, FiFo Institute for Public Economics in its series FiFo Discussion Papers - Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge with number 06-9.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Keywords: Inequality; polarisation; progression; poverty; richness;

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  1. repec:ese:emodwp:em1-08 is not listed on IDEAS
  2. Andreas Peichl & Thilo Schaefer, 2008. "Wie progressiv ist Deutschland?: Das Steuer- und Transfersystem im europäischen Vergleich," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 102, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  3. Schaefer, Thilo & Peichl, Andreas, 2006. "Documentation FiFoSiM: integrated tax benefit microsimulation and CGE model," FiFo Discussion Papers - Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 06-10, University of Cologne, FiFo Institute for Public Economics.
  4. Ochmann, Richard, 2011. "Distributional and Welfare Effects of Germany's Year 2000 Tax Reform," Annual Conference 2011 (Frankfurt, Main): The Order of the World Economy - Lessons from the Crisis 48686, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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