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Vox.LACEA's online forum this month, The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policies, is dedicated to facilitating the open exchange of knowledge and ideas about fiscal policy and its impact on income distribution in Latin America. We present the results of detailed incidence analyses for the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, and an Overview of the main results. For full papers click here http://www.commitmentoequity.org
The main objective of the forum is to answer the following questions: How much redistribution and poverty reduction is being accomplished in each country through social spending, subsidies and taxes? How progressive are revenue collection and government spending? Within the limits of fiscal prudence, what could be done to increase redistribution and poverty reduction in each country through changes in taxation and spending?
All seven analyses were carried out by local experts as part of the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) project. Under the direction of Nora Lustig and Peter Hakim, the CEQ is a joint project of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Economics at Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue. The CEQ was designed to analyze the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in individual countries, and provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies.
Vox.LACEA invites you to contribute to this exchange of knowledge and ideas by posting your comments below the articles.
Below we list the contributions to this forum and its timeline:
2 April, 2013
How Committed to Equity are Latin American Governments?
By: Nora Lustig
4 April, 2013
Is Argentina a Model of Redistributive Policies?
By: Nora Lustig and Carola Pessino
To view the complete study on Argentina by Nora Lustig and Carola Pessino click here: CEQ Working Paper No. 5
5 April, 2013
El Reducido Impacto Redistributivo de la Política Fiscal en Bolivia
By: George Gray Molina
To view the complete study on Bolivia by Verónica Paz Arauco, George Gray Molina, Wilson Jiménez Pozo, Ernesto Yañez Alguila click here: CEQ Working Paper No. 5
8 April, 2013
Analyzing the effects of fiscal policy on income inequality and poverty in Brazil
By: Sean Higgins and Claudiney Pereira
To view the complete study on Brazil by Sean Higgins and Claudiney Pereira click here: CEQ Working Paper No.7
10 April, 2013
In Colombia the Top 1% Percent Grabs a Fifth of the Pie but Most of their Incomes are Tax-Exempt
By: Facundo Alvaredo and Juliana Londoño
To view the complete study on Colombia by Facundo Alvaredo and Juliana Londoño Vélez click here: CEQ Working Paper No.12
12 April, 2013
Redistributive Impact and Efficiency of Mexico's Fiscal System
By: John Scott
To view the complete study on Mexico by John Scott click here: CEQ Working Paper No. 8.
16 April 2013
The Incidence of Social Spending and Taxes in Peru
By: Miguel Jaramillo Baanante
To view the complete study on Peru by Miguel Jaramillo Baanante click here: CEQ Working Paper No. 9
18 April, 2013
How much Redistribution does Uruguay Accomplish Through Social Spending and Taxes?
By: Marisa Bucheli, Nora Lustig, Máximo Rossi and Florencia Amábile
To view the complete study on Uruguay by Marisa Bucheli click here: CEQ Working Paper No. 10