Income Distribution Determinants and Public Spending Efficiency

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António Afonso; Ludger Schknecht; Vito Tanzi;
(2008)
  • Publisher: European Central Bank
  • Subject: DEA | efficiency | H50 | Data-Envelopment-Analyse | Bildungsinvestition | H40 | C14 | income redistribution; public spending; efficiency; DEA. | public spending | Institutionelle Infrastruktur | DEA, Efficiency, income redistribution, public spending | income redistribution | Umverteilung | Öffentliche Ausgaben | Einkommensverteilung | OECD-Staaten
    • jel: jel:H40 | jel:H50 | jel:C14
      ddc: ddc:330

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) nonparametric approach.... View more
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