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Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction; Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Paul Cashin (), Catherine A Pattillo, Ratna Sahay and Paolo Mauro ()

No 01/135, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 100 countries during 1975–98 is presented, and its association with macroeconomic factors is explored. Several potential avenues for future research are also outlined.

Keywords: Economic policy; IMF; Income distribution; Poverty; Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-09-01
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