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Income inequality and redistribution in five countries


  • Mariacristina De Nardi
  • Liqian Ren
  • Chao Wei


This article studies income inequality in five countries and compares the redistributive consequences of taxes and transfers across these countries.

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  • Mariacristina De Nardi & Liqian Ren & Chao Wei, 2000. "Income inequality and redistribution in five countries," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q II, pages 2-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2000:i:qii:p:2-20:n:v.25no.2

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    1. Vincenzo Quadrini, 2000. "Entrepreneurship, Saving and Social Mobility," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 3(1), pages 1-40, January.
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    1. Mariacristina De Nardi, 2004. "Wealth Inequality and Intergenerational Links," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 71(3), pages 743-768.
    2. De Nardi, Mariacristina & Yang, Fang, 2016. "Wealth inequality, family background, and estate taxation," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 130-145.
    3. Hamid Abrishami & Mohsen Mehrara & Ali Sadeghein, 2010. "Assessment of the Role of Inequality and Income Distribution Factors in the Third Economic Development Plan (with Emphasis on Direct Taxes)," Iranian Economic Review, Economics faculty of Tehran university, vol. 15(2), pages 105-123, spring.
    4. George Korres & Emmanuel Marmaras & George Tsobanoglou, 2004. "A note on poverty, inequality and growth," ERSA conference papers ersa04p500, European Regional Science Association.

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