Friday, August 21, 2009

David Madden - Working Paper

David Madden

Abstract: The distributional characteristic is a measure which can be used
in many applications in social cost-benefit analysis. In the application
here, the distributional characteristics of a number of broad aggregates of
goods are calculated for Ireland. These calculations can aid in assessing
the distributional implications of price and tax changes.

Keywords: Distributional Characteristic, welfare weight, tax reform.

JEL Codes: D12, I18, I32.

Corresponding Author: David Madden,
School of Economics,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4,

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