Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence

  title={Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence},
  author={A. Berg and J. Ostry and Charalambos G. Tsangarides and Y. Yakhshilikov},
  journal={Journal of Economic Growth},
  • A. Berg, J. Ostry, +1 author Y. Yakhshilikov
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • We investigate the relationship between inequality, redistribution, and growth using a recently-compiled dataset that distinguishes clearly between market (pre-tax and transfer) and net (post tax and transfer) inequality, and allows us to calculate redistributive transfers for a large number of advanced and developing countries. Across a variety of estimation methods, data samples, and robustness checks, we find: (1) lower net inequality is robustly correlated with faster and more durable… CONTINUE READING
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