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Public finance structure and inclusive growth

Boris Cournède (), Jean-Marc Fournier and Peter Hoeller ()

No 25, OECD Economic Policy Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Tax and spending reforms offer numerous opportunities to promote inclusive growth. There is potential for so-called win-win reforms that simultaneously boost economic output and enhance income equality. Other changes in the structure of public finances will produce benefits only along a single dimension, while some involve trade-offs between average income gains and adverse distributional effects. Empirical analyses of the experience of OECD countries provide evidence about which tax and spending reforms influence prosperity and income distribution -- and by how much.

Keywords: Corporate income tax; Panel data econometrics; Public finance; Public investment; Public spending; Structural reform; Value added tax (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 H1 H2 H5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-12-17
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