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Inflation, Unemployment, Openness to International Trade and Income Inequality in Israel between 1967 and 1999

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  • Claude Berthomieu

    (University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis)

  • Joseph Deutsch

    (Bar-Ilan University)

  • Albert Marouani

    (University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis)

  • Jacques Silber

    (Bar-Ilan University)

This paper analyzes the effect on income inequality in Israel of macroeconomic variables, such as inflation and unemployment, and of the degree of openness to international trade. A distinction is made between unexpected and expected inflation. The results of the empirical investigation that covers the 1967-1999 period indicate that the rate of unexpected inflation, the rate of unemployment and the degree of openness to international trade do not affect equally all the income deciles.

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Article provided by Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra in its journal Notas Económicas.

Volume (Year): (2003)
Issue (Month): 18 (December)
Pages: 6-17

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Handle: RePEc:gmf:journl:y:2003:i:18:p:6-17
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