The October 2017 IMF Fiscal Monitor has been published

LIS is happy to announce the publication of IMF Fiscal Monitor that focuses on inequality issues. This publication makes use of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Database for the analysis of income including, but not limited to, the reduction in inequality and relative poverty as well as redistribution

Rising inequality and slow economic growth in many countries have focused attention on policies to support inclusive growth. While some inequality is inevitable in a market-based economic system, excessive inequality can erode social cohesion, lead to political polarization, and ultimately lower economic growth. This Fiscal Monitor discusses how fiscal policies can help achieve redistributive objectives. It focuses on three salient policy debates: tax rates at the top of the income distribution, the introduction of a universal basic income, and the role of public spending on education and health.

November 29, 2017 | News