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Assessing the Equity of Governments' Fiscal Policies with Application to the Philippines

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This paper proposes a methodology to evaluate a government's fiscal policy from the equity point of view. This method may help governments assess whether their public expenditures are pro-poor or not. Similarly, the proposed methodology can be a tool to review government's tax policies. The idea of assessing government's public policy is empirically applied to the Philippines' Annual Poverty Indicator Survey.

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  • Son, Hyun Hwa, 1998. "Assessing the Equity of Governments' Fiscal Policies with Application to the Philippines," Public Finance = Finances publiques, , vol. 53(3-4), pages 452-469.
  • Handle: RePEc:pfi:pubfin:v:53:y:1998:i:3-4:p:452-69
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