Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction: Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

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Paul Anthony Cashin

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Paolo Mauro

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Catherine A. Pattillo

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Division

Ratna Sahay

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Developing Country Studies Division; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: September 2001

Abstract

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 100 countries during 1975-98 is presented, and its association with macroeconomic factors is explored. Several potential avenues for future research are also outlined.

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, poverty, income distribution, IMF

JEL Classification: E61, F41, I32, O57

Suggested Citation

Cashin, Paul Anthony and Mauro, Paolo and Pattillo, Catherine and Sahay, Ratna, Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction: Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research (September 2001). IMF Working Paper No. 01/135, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879917

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Paolo Mauro

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Catherine Pattillo

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Division ( email )

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United States

Ratna Sahay

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