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Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Argentina

Juan Cruz López del Valle (), Caterina Brest López (), Joaquín Campabadal (), Julieta Ladronis (), Nora Lustig (), Valentina Martínez Pabón () and Mariano Tommasi ()
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Juan Cruz López del Valle: Departamento de Economía, Universidad de San Andrés
Caterina Brest López: Departamento de Economía, Universidad de San Andrés
Joaquín Campabadal: Departamento de Economía, Universidad de San Andrés
Julieta Ladronis: International Monetary Fund
Valentina Martínez Pabón: Department of Economics and Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University
Mariano Tommasi: Departamento de Economía, Universidad de San Andrés

No 158, Working Papers from Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia

Abstract: We implement a fiscal incidence analysis for Argentina with data from the 2017 national household survey. We find that Argentina’s fiscal system reduces inequality and poverty more than it is the case in many other comparable countries. This result is driven more by the size of the state (as measured by social spending to GDP) than by the progressivity of the fiscal system. While there are spending items that are quite progressive and even pro-poor, taxes are unequalizing and a number of subsidies benefit disproportionately the rich.

Keywords: Fiscal policy; inequality; poverty; incidence; public economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 E62 H22 H23 I14 I24 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2021-08, Revised 2021-08
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