Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102237
Authors: 
Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza
Habibpour, Mohammad
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4824
Abstract: 
Our goal is to examine the income inequality and welfare effects of the direct distribution of resource rents and subsequent taxation in Iran. We use rich micro survey data covering more than 36,000 Iranian households in 2009. Our micro-simulations show that the direct distribution of resource rents among all citizens and the imposition of an additional direct income tax have a significant negative effect on the household GINI index and on poverty. We also examine three alternative policies to the resource dividend (RD) policy. The results show that the RD policy is the most successful policy for addressing rents-induced inequality.
Subjects: 
resource curse
direct rents distribution
poverty
inequality
household survey
Iran
JEL: 
Q32
Q38
Q43
I30
C15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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