The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction

66 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2005

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Pierre-Richard Agenor

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Abstract

This paper puts in perspective recent research on the macroeconomics of poverty reduction. It begins by arguing that research on poverty was, and continues to be, distorted by an excessive focus on micro and measurement issues. The debate on 'pro-poor growth' is used to illustrate the extent of this bias. Next, it provides a review of the transmission channels of macroeconomic policies to the poor, with particular emphasis on the role of the labor market. It then presents a new class of theoretical and applied macroeconomic models for poverty analysis. It concludes by identifying directions for future research.

Suggested Citation

Agenor, Pierre-Richard, The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction. Manchester School, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 369-434, July 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=758571

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