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Food subsidies and poverty in Egypt: Analysis of program reform using stochastic dominance

Paul Makdissi (), Dorothee Boccanfuso () and Mathieu Audet

Cahiers de recherche from Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke

Abstract: Throughout this article, we utilize consumption dominance curves, a tool developed by Makdissi and Wodon (2002) to analyze the impacts on poverty brought on by changes in the food subsidy system in Egypt. The Egypt Integrated Household Survey (EIHS) of 1997 allows us to conclude that changes brought to these subsidies have not always worked towards alleviating poverty.

Keywords: Subsidy; Marginal Tax Reforms; Egypt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D63 I21 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2007
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