Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The IMF released a second working paper on the distributional impacts of fiscal consolidation. Like the previous work, this one concludes that “fiscal consolidations are likely to raise inequality through various channels including their effects on unemployment. Spending-based consolidations tend to worsen inequality more significantly, relative to tax-based consolidations.” For more on the IMF’s recent work on fiscal policy, see this presentation at UNICEF.
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