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Title: Income Distribution Determinants and Public Spending Efficiency
Authors: Afonso, António
Schknecht, Ludger
Tanzi, Vito
Keywords: income redistribution
public spending
efficiency
DEA
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ISEG – Departamento de Economia
Citation: Afonso, António, Ludger Schknecht e Vito Tanzi. 2008. "Income Distribution Determinants and Public Spending Efficiency". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 5-2008/DE/UECE
Series/Report no.: DE Working papers;nº 5-2008/DE/UECE
Abstract: In this paper we examine the impact of public spending, education, and institutions on income distribution in advanced economies. We also assess the efficiency of public spending in redistributing income by using a DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) non-parametric approach. We find that public policies significantly affect income distribution, notably via social spending, and indirectly via high quality education/human capital and via sound economic institutions. Moreover, for our set of OECD countries, and within a two-step approach, several so-called non-discretionary factors help explaining public social spending inefficiencies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2330
ISSN: 0874-4548
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