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
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)
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