The event will launch a new book—The Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers: Evidence from Eight Developing Countries—that provides an assessment of the effects of taxation and public expenditures on the income of different households, individuals, and socioeconomic groups as well as the distribution of income across the entire population and their impact on poverty and inequality.
The event will begin with a short introduction by the co-authors—Gabriela Inchauste, a lead economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank Group and Nora Lustig, Director of Commitment to Equity (CEQi), Tulane University. The event will also include a panel of experts that will discuss the longer-term impacts of the work, including the initial reception of the work, the extent to which there was a country dialogue and whether that led to policy changes in the longer run. The panel will also look at some more recent case studies where the analysis has helped to shape the policy dialogue.
Carolina Sanchez Paramo, Senior Director, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank
Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University
Gabriela Inchauste, Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank
Teresa Daban, Former Resident Representative to Armenia, International Monetary Fund
Tassew Woldehanna, Professor of Economics and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Luky Alfirman, Assistant Minister of Finance for State Revenue Policy, Government of Indonesia
Christine Dieterich, International Monetary Fund