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Inequality, growth and public spending in Central, East and Southeast Europe

  • Mario Holzner

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    (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies)

The article analyses the joint determinants of inequality and growth with a special emphasis on public spending structures in transition. We find especially government expenditures on subsidies to be negatively correlated with both inequality and growth, as more generally government expenditures seem to act counter-cyclically and inequality reducing. Also, there is a mutual benefit of low real interest rates, to both equity and economic development. This hints to the fact that in the late 1990's and early 2000's the European integration process allowed several of the transition economies to aim for the best of both worlds: equity and economic development.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 221.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2011-221
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