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Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries

Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries

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This paper assesses the impact of government fiscal policies on income inequality in Asia. It discusses the role and effectiveness of redistributive fiscal policies and quantifies the effects of taxation and government expenditure on income distributions.
This paper assesses the impact of government fiscal policies on income inequality in Asia. It discusses the role and effectiveness of redistributive fiscal policies and quantifies the effects of taxation and government expenditure on income distributions.

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Oct 28, 2013
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Government Fiscal Policies and Redistributionin Asian Countries
Iris Claus, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Violeta VulovicNo. 310 | October 2012
 ADB Economics Working Paper Series
 
 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series
Government Fiscal Policies and Redistributionin Asian Countries
Iris Claus, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez,and Violeta VulovicNo. 310 October 2012
Iris Claus is Senior Economist in the Oice o the Chie Economist, Asian Development Bank. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez is Director, International Studies Program, andRegents Proessor o Economics; and Violeta Vulovic isResearch Associate respectively in the InternationalCenter or Public Policy, Andrew Young School o PolicyStudies, Georgia State University.We would like to thank Dean Hyslop and Hans Van Rijnor their valuable comments and Mary Ann Magadia orresearch assistance. We have also beneited romsuggestions by participants at an Asian DevelopmentBank workshop and seminar, the 2012 New ZealandEconometric Study Group Meeting, the 2012 meeting o the OECD Advisory Group or Co-operation with Non-OECD Economies, a New Zealand Treasury GuestLecture, and a Victoria University o Wellington seminar.
 
 Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, Philippineswww.adb.org© 2012 by Asian Development BankOctober 2012ISSN 1655-5252Publication Stock No. WPS124966The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequence of their use.By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term “country”in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.Note: In this publication, “$” refers to US dollars.
The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and elicitingfeedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons. The series deals withkey economic and development problems, particularly those facing the Asia and Pacific region;as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/program economicanalysis, and statistical data and measurement. The series aims to enhance the knowledge on Asia’s development and policy challenges; strengthen analytical rigor and quality of ADB’scountry partnership strategies, and its subregional and country operations; and improve thequality and availability of statistical data and development indicators for monitoring developmenteffectiveness.The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whosetitles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books. The series is maintained by the Economics and Research Department.
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