EconStor >
Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW), Kiel >
Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3858
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLay, Jannen_US
dc.contributor.authorThiele, Raineren_US
dc.contributor.authorWiebelt, Manfreden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:17:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:17:43Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/3858-
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the question of whether the Bolivian gas boom of the 1990s has bypassed large parts of the poor population, thereby leading to increasing inequalities in an already unequal society. Using a Computable General Equilibrium model that is sequentially linked to a microsimulation model, we examine the transmission channels through which the large resource inflows related to the gas boom, both initial foreign investment in the sector and the subsequent export earnings, as well as large public transfer programs affect the distribution of income. These transfers may well be interpreted as a means of redistributing resource rents. Our focus is on labour market impacts, in particular on shifts between formal and informal employment and changes in relative factor prices. Our simulation results suggest that the gas boom induces a combination of unequalising and equalising forces, which tend to offset each other. As net distributional change is limited, growth generated by the boom reduces poverty despite increasing informality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKieler Arbeitspapiere 1287en_US
dc.subject.jelD3en_US
dc.subject.jelO54en_US
dc.subject.jelD58en_US
dc.subject.jelQ33en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordDistribution-
dc.subject.keywordComputable General Equilibrium Model-
dc.subject.keywordMicrosimulation-
dc.subject.keywordNatural Gas-
dc.subject.keywordBolivia-
dc.subject.stwGaswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwBranchenkonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwDualökonomieen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeines Gleichgewichten_US
dc.subject.stwSimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwBolivienen_US
dc.titleResource booms, inequality, and poverty: The case of gas in Boliviaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn516625934en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
kap1287.pdf696.53 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.