Is the elimination of food subsidies the right policy to address Lebanon’s public finance crisis?
Paul Makdissi () and
Mohamad Seif Edine
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
In this paper, we use a positional dominance approach to assess the desirability of eliminating food subsidies in Lebanon. The analysis is based on aggregate information from the 2004/2005 National Survey of Households Living Conditions. We use this aggregate information on expenditure patterns to reconstruct rough estimates of s-concentration curves and efficiency-cost ratio sets. Evidences suggest that the Lebanese government should probably find other avenues to reduce the fiscal deficit.
Keywords: Taxation; inequality; Lebanon (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H23 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Is the Elimination of Food Subsidies the Right Policy to Address Lebanon’s Public Finance Crisis? (2020)
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