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Is Tobacco Taxation Regressive? Evidence on Public Health, Domestic Resource Mobilization, and Equity Improvements (English)

Tobacco taxes are recognized as an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and improve health outcomes; however, policy makers often hesitate to use them because of their possible regressive effects. ... See More +

135906 APR 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Marquez,Patricio V.; Dutta,Sheila; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)

Tobacco taxes have positive impacts on health outcomes. However, policy makers often hesitate to use them because of the perception that poorer households are affected disproportionally more than richer households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135954 APR 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda; Paz,Daniela Paula Disclosed

Time to Quit : The Tobacco Tax Increase and Household Welfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)

This paper uses an extended cost-benefit analysis to estimate the distributional effect of tobacco tax increases in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The analysis considers the effect on household income of an increase in tobacco prices, changes in medical expenses, and the prolongation of working years under various scenarios, based on data in three waves of the national Household Budget Survey. ... See More +

Working Paper 133928 JAN 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Orlic,Edvard; Cancho,Cesar A. Disclosed

South Caucasus in Motion (English)

The people of the South Caucasus aspire for their countries to become strong middle-class societies, and they are on track to make that aspiration a reality. ... See More +

Working Paper 136436 JAN 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Cancho,Cesar A.; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Tiwari,Sailesh; Nozaki,Natsuko Kiso; Meyer,Moritz; Lyu,Xinxin; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda; Inan,Osman Kaan; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Morales Cerda,Matias Ignacio; Srinivas,Vikram; Espinosa De Los Monteros,Isaura Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

Despite the well-known positive effects of tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers avoid relying on such taxes because of their possible regressive impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8626 OCT 29, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Matytsin,Mikhail; Obukhova,Olga Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

Despite the well-known positive effect tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers avoid relying on such taxes because of their possible regressive impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131554 OCT 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Matytsin,Mikhail; Obukhova,Olga Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence From Russia (English)

The results in this report for the Russian Federation support the use of tobacco taxation as an effective means to reduce tobacco consumption, raise government revenues, increase public health and promote income equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 130700 OCT 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Matytsin,Mikhail Disclosed

The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8580 SEP 12, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131475 SEP 01, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

The Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : The Evidence of White and Clove Cigarettes in Indonesia (English)

Despite the well-known positive impact of tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers hesitate to use them because of their possible regressive effect, that is, poorer deciles are proportionally more negatively affected than richer ones. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129602 AUG 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

The distributional effects of tobacco taxation : the evidence of white and clove cigarettes in Indonesia (English)

Despite the well-known positive impact of tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers hesitate to use them because of their possible regressive effect, that is, poorer deciles are proportionally more negatively affected than richer ones. ... See More +

Working Paper 127593 JUN 25, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

The distributional of impacts of cigarette taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper 127048 JUN 01, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity in South Caucasus (English)

This paper discusses equality of opportunity in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, with an emphasis on access to labor market opportunities. It develops an inequality of opportunity index on access to good jobs and decomposes the contributing factors in the prevailing inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8432 MAY 07, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal Disclosed

Inequality of Opportunity in South Caucasus (English)

This paper discusses equality of opportunity in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, with an emphasis on access to labor market opportunities. It develops an inequality of opportunity index on access to good jobs and decomposes the contributing factors in the prevailing inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129583 MAY 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal Disclosed

Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)

Tobacco taxes are considered an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and produce long-run benefits that outweigh the costs associated with a price increase. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8369 MAR 19, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen,Giselle; Mukong,Alfred Kechia Disclosed

Long-run Impacts of Increasing Tobacco Taxes : Evidence from South Africa (English)

Tobacco taxes are considered an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and produce long-run benefits that outweigh the costs associated with a price increase. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125679 MAR 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Mukong, Alfred Kechia Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8329 FEB 05, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)

Tobacco-use–related diseases are the main cause of mortality in Moldova, where tobacco consumption is widely spread, especially among men. In addition to health concerns, tobacco consumption has economic consequences, as households spend substantial resources on tobacco and related out-of-pocket medical costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8327 FEB 01, 2018

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

Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)

Tobacco-use–related diseases are the main cause of mortality in Moldova, where tobacco consumption is widely spread, especially among men. In addition to health concerns, tobacco consumption has economic consequences, as households spend substantial resources on tobacco and related out-of-pocket medical costs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125620 FEB 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125622 JAN 01, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

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Is Tobacco Taxation Regressive? Evidence on Public Health, Domestic Resource Mobilization, and Equity Improvements (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135906
Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135954 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Time to Quit : The Tobacco Tax Increase and Household Welfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133928 Working Paper
South Caucasus in Motion (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136436 Working Paper
Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 WPS8626 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131554 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence From Russia (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130700 Working Paper
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8580 Policy Research Working Paper
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131475 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : The Evidence of White and Clove Cigarettes in Indonesia (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129602 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The distributional effects of tobacco taxation : the evidence of white and clove cigarettes in Indonesia (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127593 Working Paper
The distributional of impacts of cigarette taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127048 Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity in South Caucasus (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8432 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of Opportunity in South Caucasus (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 129583 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)
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MAR 19, 2018 WPS8369 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-run Impacts of Increasing Tobacco Taxes : Evidence from South Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125679 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8329 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 WPS8327 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125620 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125622 Working Paper (Numbered Series)