The Distributional Effects of Government Spending and Taxation

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Government Effects on the Distribution of Income: An Overview

  3. Distributional Effects of Taxes and Government Spending in the United States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Leonard E. Burman, William G. Gale, Matthew Hall, Peter R. Orszag
      Pages 69-111
    3. Barbara A. Butrica, Howard M. Iams, Karen E. Smith
      Pages 112-132
  4. Distributional Effects in Other Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, Daniela Mantovani, Cathal O’Donoghue, Holly Sutherland et al.
      Pages 135-165
    3. Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd, Neil Warren
      Pages 176-201
  5. International Comparisons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Jonathan A. Schwabish, Timothy M. Smeeding, Lars Osberg
      Pages 247-288
    3. Mathieu Lefébvre, Pierre Pestieau
      Pages 289-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 302-310

About this book


This book focuses on the distributional consequences of the public sector and examines and documents, theoretically and empirically, the effects of government spending and taxation on personal distribution, and includes chapters investigating the relationship between the public sector and functional distribution of national income.


distribution economics European Union (EU) income distribution Public Sector social security taxation USA welfare Welfare State

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
    • 1
  1. 1.Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-HudsonUSA

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