Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Argentina
Juan Cruz Lopez Del Valle,
Caterina Brest López,
Nora Lustig (),
Valentina Martínez Pabón and
No 111, Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Working Paper Series from Tulane University, Department of Economics
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: 39 pages
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Published in Commitment to Equity, August 2021, pages 1-39
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