Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53081
Authors: 
McKay, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/43
Abstract: 
Fiscal policy measures are a key means by which governments can influence distribution and poverty, but in fact the relationships between fiscal policy and poverty are not well understood. The most commonly used technique for assessing the distributional impact, benefit incidence analysis, is straightforward, but applied by itself it suffers from a number of serious limitations. Assessment of the impact of fiscal policy needs to be developed in various directions, including allowing for behavioural responses and incorporating a broader range of information. In parallel with this careful attention needs to be paid to more effective monitoring of the poverty impsact of fiscal policy. – poverty ; fiscal policy ; benefit incidence analysis ; behavioural responses ; poverty monitoring
JEL: 
H22
H30
I30
O23
ISBN: 
9291902098
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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