Modelling Income Distribution

Modelling Income Distribution

by John Creedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843760096

ISBN-13: 9781843760092

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Creedy (the New Zealand Treasury) collects 14 previously published papers concerned with modeling income distribution and redistribution. He discusses modeling the functional form of the income distribution using the generalized exponential family of distributions. The influence of macroeconomic variables on personal income distribution is then taken up. Final…  See more details below

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Creedy (the New Zealand Treasury) collects 14 previously published papers concerned with modeling income distribution and redistribution. He discusses modeling the functional form of the income distribution using the generalized exponential family of distributions. The influence of macroeconomic variables on personal income distribution is then taken up. Final chapters examine aspects of income redistribution modeling, including the problem of decomposing the redistributive effect of taxation, the redistributive effect on annual and lifetime incomes of direct taxes and a range of transfer payments, and the choice of equivalence scales in the study of households differing in composition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843760092
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IGeneralised Exponential Distributions
1Nonlinear Modelling Using the Generalized Exponential Family of Distributions3
2A Labor Market Equilibrium Model of the Personal Distribution of Earnings30
3A Model of the Distribution of Prices48
4A Non-linear Model of the Real US/UK Exchange Rate58
5Estimating the Exponential Family Using Grouped Data: An Application to the New Zealand Income Distribution76
Pt. IIMacro-Variables and Income Distribution
6Macroeconomic Variables and Income Distribution: Conditional Modelling with the Generalised Exponential99
7Macroeconomic Variables and Income Inequality in New Zealand: An Exploration Using Conditional Mixture Distributions114
Pt. IIIIncome Redistribution
8Close Equals and Calculation of the Vertical, Horizontal and Reranking Effects of Taxation137
9Decomposing Redistributive Effects of Taxes and Transfers in Australia: Annual and Lifetime Measures151
10Taxation, Reranking and Equivalence Scales165
11The GST and Vertical, Horizontal and Reranking Effects of Indirect Taxation in Australia197
12Non-uniform Consumption Taxes: A Blunt Redistributive Instrument?216
13Bayesian Estimation of Social Welfare and Tax Progressivity Measures236
14Bayesian Estimation of Atkinson Inequality Measures257
Name index279

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