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Income Inequality: Does Inflation Matter?

Ales Bulir ()

IMF Staff Papers, 2001, vol. 48, issue 1, 5

Abstract: This paper contributes to the income inequality literature that is based on the traditional Kuznets model. Level of development, state employment, fiscal redistribution, and price stability are found to improve income inequality in a given country. The positive impact of price stability on income distribution is nonlinear. The reduction in inflation from hyperinflationary levels significantly lowers income inequality, while further reduction toward a very low level of inflation seems to bring about negligible additional gains in the Gini coefficient. Copyright 2001, International Monetary Fund

JEL-codes: D31 O15 E31 C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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