Wage Increases, Transfers, and the Income Distribution

April 8, 2014

Authors examine large public financial flows that are both progressive and regressive, and construct tax and transfer programs that could be more beneficial for all.

This paper is based on a social accounting matrix (SAM) which incorporates the distribution of income based on data from the BEA national accounts, the widely discussed 2012 CBO distribution study, and BLS consumer surveys. 

Authors: Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Rishabh Kumar, Nelson Barbosa, and Laura de Carvalho
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