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Financial Reforms and Income Inequality

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  • Luca Agnello

    () (University of Palermo, Department of Economics, Business and Finance)

  • Sushanta K. Mallick

    (Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management, United Kingdom.)

  • Ricardo M. Sousa

    () (Universidade do Minho - NIPE)

Abstract

Using a panel of 62 countries for 1973-2005, we assess the impact of financial reforms on income inequality. We find that removal of policies towards directed credit and excessively high reserve requirements, and improvements in the securities market reduce inequality.

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  • Luca Agnello & Sushanta K. Mallick & Ricardo M. Sousa, 2012. "Financial Reforms and Income Inequality," NIPE Working Papers 21/2012, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
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    Keywords

    Financial reforms; income inequality.;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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