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Income distribution changes across the 1990s expansion: the role of taxes and transfers

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  • Maximo Camacho

    () (Universidad de Murcia)

  • Aida Galiano

    () (Universidad de Zaragoza)

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We analyze the redistributive role played by governments during the 1990s expansionary economic cycle in several OECD countries. We find a duality among countries: while governments in the Euro-area play a crucial role in the redistributive process, government interventions reduce the equalitarian effect of the market in the Anglo-Saxon economies.

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  • Maximo Camacho & Aida Galiano, 2009. "Income distribution changes across the 1990s expansion: the role of taxes and transfers," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 3177-3185.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00673
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    Keywords

    Poverty; Income Distribution; Business Cycles; Kernel Densities;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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