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Redistributive policies in general equilibrium

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  • George Economides

    (Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Apostolis Philippopoulos

    (Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Stylianos Sakkas

    (European Commission - JRC)

Abstract

We develop a general equilibrium OLG model to evaluate a wide menu of popular redistributive policies in a unified context. We work in two steps: First, we study how initial conditions in human and financial capital, as inherited from family background, shape individuals' human capital, and hence their work opportunities, income and wealth, and eventually macroeconomic outcomes. Second, we study which policies can reduce this type of inequality without, hopefully, damaging macroeconomic efficiency.

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  • George Economides & Apostolis Philippopoulos & Stylianos Sakkas, 2021. "Redistributive policies in general equilibrium," JRC Working Papers on Territorial Modelling and Analysis 2021-08, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General

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