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Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)

Tobacco taxes are usually considered regressive, as the poorest individuals allocate larger shares of their budget toward the purchase of tobacco-related products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8227 OCT 27, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

Are tobacco taxes really regressive ? evidence from Chile (English)

Tobacco taxes are deemed regressive, because the poorest families tend to allocate larger shares of their budget to purchase tobacco. However, as taxes also discourage tobacco use, some of the most adverse effects, including higher medical expenses, lower life expectancy at birth, added years of disability among smokers, and reduction in the quality of life, among others, would be reduced. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7988 MAR 01, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)

Tobacco Taxes are deemed regressive as poorest families tend to allocate larger shares of their budget to purchase tobacco. However, as taxes also discourage tobacco use, some of the most adverse effects, including higher medical expenses, lower life expectancy at birth, added years of disability among smokers, and reductions in the quality of life, among other, would be reduced. ... See More +

Working Paper 112786 FEB 12, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses, Franciso Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)

This paper applies a comprehensive tax-benefit incidence analysis to estimate the distributional effects of fiscal policy in Chile in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7939 JAN 10, 2017

Martinez Aguilar,Sandra Natalia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Ortiz-Juarez,Eduardo; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)

Tobacco taxes are deemed regressive as poorest families tend to allocate larger shares of their budget to purchase tobacco. However, as taxes also discourage tobacco use, some of the most adverse effects, including higher medical expenses, lower life expectancy at birth, added years of disability among smokers, and reductions in the quality of life, among other, will be reduced. ... See More +

Working Paper 112072 JAN 04, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses Ponzini,Francisco Juan Alberto Disclosed

Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)

Although weather shocks are a major source of income fluctuation, most of the world's poor lack insurance coverage against them. Absence of formal insurance contributes to poverty traps, as investment decisions are conflicted with risk management ones: risk-averse farmers tend to underinvest and produce lower yielding yet safer crops. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7565 FEB 16, 2016

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Wolff,Hendrik Disclosed

Cash for coolers : evaluating a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico (English)

This paper evaluates a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico that from 2009 to 2012 helped 1.9 million households replace their old refrigerators and air conditioners with energy efficient models. ... See More +

Journal Article 92936 NOV 01, 2014

Davis, Lucas W.; Fuchs, Alan; Gertler, Paul Disclosed

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes Disclosed