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May growth lead to higher deprivation despite higher satisfaction ? (English)

In a relative deprivation framework, unless inequality is reduced, growth is associated with both higher satisfaction and higher deprivation. This may help explain the discontent with growth despite its benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4921 APR 01, 2009

Wodon, Quentin; Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed

Decomposing world income distribution : does the world have a middle class ? (English)

Using national income and expenditure distribution data from 119 countries, the authors decompose total income inequality between the individuals in the world, by continent and by "region" (countries grouped by income level). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2562 MAR 31, 2001

Milanovic, Branko; Shlomo Yitzhaki

Poverty and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This report analyzes the evolution of poverty and inequality in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC) from 1986 to 1996, with projections to 1998. ... See More +

Publication WTP467 JUN 30, 2000

Wodon, Quentin T.; Ayres, Robert; Barenstein, Matias; Hicks, Norman; Lee, Kihoon; Maloney, William; Peeters, Pia; Siaens, Corinne; Yitzhaki, Shlomo

The World Bank economic review 10(3) (English)

Patterns of transition from plan to market. Martha de Melo, Cevdet Denizer, and Alan Gelb Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-1993. Cheryl W. ... See More +

Publication 16038 SEP 30, 1996

De Melo, Martha; Denizer, Cevdet; Gelb, Alan; Gray, Cheryl W.; Schlorke, Sabine; Szanyi, Miklos; Campos, Jose Edgardo; Esfahani, Hadi Salehi; Chomitz, Kenneth M.; Gray, David A.; Henderson,J. Vernon; Kuncoro, Ari; Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn

Guidelines on searching for a Dalton-improving tax reform : an illustration with data from Indonesia (English)

This article documents the search for a Dalton-improving tax and expenditure reform using a methodology developed by Yitzhaki and Slemrod (1991) and Mayshar and Yitzhaki (1995). ... See More +

Journal Article 77127 SEP 01, 1996

Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Lewis, Jeffrey D. Disclosed

The shadow price of a tax inspector (English)

The effects of tax evasion on tax rates and government revenues have focused fresh attention on the question of tax administration. Because of the difficulties of measuring the consequences of good or bad administration, policymakers cannot rely on a wide range of specific information on this subject. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS76 SEP 30, 1988

Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Vakneen, Yitzhak

Welfare dominance and the design of excise taxation in Cote d'Ivoire (English)

Governments in developing countries are continuously searching for new and improved tax bases. Existing methods of taxation in these countries frequently fall short of meeting acceptable criteria of efficiency, equity and administrative ease. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS75 AUG 31, 1988

Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Thirsk, Wayne

Welfare dominance : an application to commodity taxation (English)

The paper suggests a method which enables the user to identify commodities that all individuals who can agree on certain weak assumptions with regard to the social welfare function will agree upon as worth subsidizing or taxing in the absence of efficiency considerations. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD269 APR 30, 1987

Slemrod, Joel; Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed

On the effect of subsidies to basic commodities on inequality in Egypt (English)

Although Egypt has been able to provide many of its citizens with cheap food, cheap oil and cheap shelter, the deficits in its budget and balance of payments may preclude government spending for these services in the future. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD289 APR 01, 1987

Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed

Labour migration, income inequality and remittances : a case study of Mexico (English)

This paper uses the extended Gini inequality index to examine the sensitivity of measurements of impacts of migrant remittances on the distribution of household income by size to different value judgements when measuring inequality. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD283 JAN 01, 1987

Stark, Oded; Taylor, J. Edward; Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed

On the progressivity of commodity taxation (English)

This paper presents a simple method for analyzing the distributional effects of marginal changes in commodity taxes. The distributional effect of a tax is measured by its impact on the Gini coefficient of the overall distribution of real income. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD255 DEC 01, 1986

Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed