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Distributional Characteristics for Ireland: A Note

  • David Madden

    (University College Dublin)

The distributional characteristic is a measure which can be used in many applications in social cost-benefit analysis. In the application here, the distributional characteristics of a number of broad aggregates of goods are calculated for Ireland. These calculations can aid in assessing the distributional implications of price and tax changes.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200910.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200910
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