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Fiscal Policy and Equity in Advanced Economies: Lessons for Asia

Fiscal Policy and Equity in Advanced Economies: Lessons for Asia

Abstract


Advanced economies have a longer history of leveraging fiscal policy to address inequality relative to developing Asia. We examine the country experiences of the Nordic countries, France, Japan, and the US, to draw lessons for developing Asia in its relatively new quest to use fiscal policy to promote inclusive growth. Those experiences suggest that fiscal policy can indeed be an effective tool for inclusive growth as long as it does not compromise fiscal sustainability or economic growth.

ERIA-DP-2015-04

Date

27 January 2015

Category

Finance and Macroeconomy , Social Protection

Author

Gemma Estrada, James Angresano, Jo Thori Lind, Niku Määttänen, William McBride, Donghyun Park, Motohiro Sato, Karin Svanborg-Sjövall

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