publication . Research . Preprint . 2007

Promoting Group Justice: Fiscal Policies in Post-Conflict Countries.

Frances Stewart; Alex Cobham; Graham Brown;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: Political Economy Research Institute (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  • Country: United Kingdom
In the aftermath of violent conflict, governments have an opportunity to address fundamental inequalities between internal groups. As taxation and expenditure policies are developed to rebuild a functional domestic economy and infrastructure, policies can be designed to lessen divisions and promote equity.The authors assert that good data about the status quo on inequality in a country is the first step to addressing it through policy. They then discuss some options for formulating a tax code that addresses distributional issues and increases progressivity. Expenditure planning can also be designed to help create equity in income and non-income resources, such a...
free text keywords: inequality; horizontal inequality; post-conflict economies; fiscal policies; taxation incidence; expenditure incidence, jel:C81, jel:D63, jel:H22, jel:H50, jel:I38, jel:O15, jel:O19, jel:O23
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