Operationalizing Inclusive Growth: Per-Percentile Diagnostics to Inform Redistribution Policies

Author/Editor:

Alexei P Kireyev ; Andrei Leonidov

Publication Date:

March 6, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Inclusive growth, narrowly defined in this paper as growth that helps reduce inequality, is achieved if consumption of the poor increases faster than consumption of the rich. The paper presents a simple accounting framework for a per-percentile consumption diagnostics that could inform redistribution policies. The proposed framework is illustrated in application to Iraq and Tunisia.

Series:

Working Paper No. 20/50

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 6, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513528397/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2020050

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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