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Why are the Data at Odds with Theory? Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in Integrated Economies

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Many theoretical model show that redistribution causes low growth. However, cross-country regressions often suggest that growth is positively related to redistribution. This paper analyzes that puzzle in an open economy framework.

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  • Rehme, G., 1999. "Why are the Data at Odds with Theory? Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in Integrated Economies," Economics Working Papers eco99/43, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco99/43
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    1. Günther Rehme, 2007. "Economic Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in a Non-cooperative World," Journal of Economics, Springer, pages 1-40.
    2. Rehme, Gunther, 2006. "Redistribution and economic growth in integrated economies," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, pages 392-408.

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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC GROWTH ; EDUCATION ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; TAXATION ; CAPITAL;

    JEL classification:

    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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