DP3470 Inflation and Inequality

Author(s): Stefania Albanesi
Publication Date: July 2002
Keyword(s): bargaining, distributional conflict, fiscal policy, inequality, inflation
JEL(s): D70, E00, E40, E50, E60, H20, H30
Programme Areas: International Macroeconomics, Public Economics
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Cross-country evidence on inflation and inequality suggests that they are positively correlated. I explore the hypothesis that this correlation is the outcome of a distributional conflict underlying the determination of fiscal policy.