In this volume, world-renowned contributors, including Martin Ravallion, Michael Kremer and Robert Townsend, deal with the institutional characteristics of poverty resulting from the time pattern of aid, the nature of financial systems and the political economy of budgetary decisions. Going beyond the traditional literature on poverty, this original book deals with themes of broad interest to both scholars and policymakers in a clear yet technically sophisticated manner.

Departing from conventional methods employed in poverty studies, these innovative essays enquire into the institutional characteristics of poverty, and using current case studies, they examine the crucial idea that periods of crises seriously affect poverty.

part |109 pages

Part I Issues in macroeconomics and poverty

chapter |11 pages

Can public policies lower poverty?

An overview
ByAshoka Mody, Catherine Pattillo
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chapter |22 pages

1 Macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction

Stylized facts and an overview of research
ByRatna Sahay, Paul Cashin, Paolo Mauro, Catherine Pattillo
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chapter 2|34 pages

Evaluating the poverty impact of economic policies

Some analytical challenges
ByFrançois Bourguignon, Luiz A. Pereira da Silva, Nicholas Stern
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chapter |40 pages

3 Trade, growth, and poverty

A selective survey
ByAndrew Berg, Anne Krueger
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part |75 pages

Part II Public finances

chapter 4|11 pages

Odious debt

BySeema Jayachandran, Michael Kremer
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chapter 5|25 pages

Aid and fiscal management

ByAleš Bulíř, Timothy Lane
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chapter 6|21 pages

Who is protected?

On the incidence of fiscal adjustment
ByMartin Ravallion
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chapter 7|16 pages

Understanding the evolution of inequality during transition

The optimal income taxation framework
ByRavi Kanbur, Matti Tuomala
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part |81 pages

Part III Finance and trade

chapter 8|41 pages

Evaluation of financial liberalization

A general equilibrium model with constrained occupation choice
ByXavier Giné, Robert M. Townsend
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chapter 9|38 pages

Trade reforms and wage inequality in Colombia

ByOrazio Attanasio, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Nina Pavcnik
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part |103 pages

Part IV Crises and shocks

chapter 10|39 pages

Financial crises, poverty, and income distribution

ByEmanuele Baldacci, Luiz de Mello, Gabriela Inchauste
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chapter 11|22 pages

Growth and shocks

Evidence from rural Ethiopia
ByStefan Dercon
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chapter 12|40 pages

Economic shocks, wealth, and welfare

ByElizabeth Frankenberg, James P. Smith, Duncan Thomas
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