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Food subsidies and poverty in Egypt: Analysis of program reform using stochastic dominance


  • Paul Makdissi

    () (GREDI, Département d'économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

    () (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Mathieu Audet

    () (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)


Throughout this article, we utilize consumption dominance curves, a tool developed by Makdissi and Wodon (2002) to analyze the impacts on poverty brought on by changes in the food subsidy system in Egypt. The Egypt Integrated Household Survey (EIHS) of 1997 allows us to conclude that changes brought to these subsidies have not always worked towards alleviating poverty.

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  • Paul Makdissi & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Mathieu Audet, 2007. "Food subsidies and poverty in Egypt: Analysis of program reform using stochastic dominance," Cahiers de recherche 07-04, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:07-04

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    Subsidy; Marginal Tax Reforms; Egypt;

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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