Policy Analysis Using the Decomposition of the Gini by Non-marginal Analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • The objective of this chapter is to demonstrate the usefulness of several decompositions of the Gini (and the EG) in order to analyze the strengths and the weaknesses of various policies. We concentrate on distributional issues. The other component of the problem of tax reform—the estimation of the marginal cost of taxation—is identical to the description given in Chap. 14 hence it will not be repeated here.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013