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Contents

  • I. Introduction

    • A. Main Empirical Results Available in the Literature

    • B. The Methodology

  • II. Some Basic Facts on Growth and Poverty Reduction

    • A. The Data

    • B. Some Preliminary Econometric Estimations of the Growth/Poverty Relationship

  • III. Level of Development, Income Distribution, and the Elasticity of the Poverty Rate to Growth

    • A. Some Basic Arithmetic on Growth, Poverty, and Income Distribution

    • B. An Econometric Experiment

    • C. Growth and Poverty Reduction: Is There a Trade-Off?

  • IV. Looking for Pro-Poor Macroeconomic Policies

    • A. Human Development Indicators, Corruption, and the Elasticity of Poverty to Growth

    • B. Is Inflation More Harmful for the Poor?

    • C. Openness to Trade, Trade Liberalization, Terms of Trade Shocks, and the Link Between Growth and Poverty Reduction

  • V. Conclusion

  • References

  • Tables

  • 1. Sample Data

  • 2. Sample Data: Variable Definitions and Sources

  • 3. Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

  • 4. Mean of Actual and Neutral Elasticities of the Poverty Rate to Growth

  • 5. Growth, Income Distribution, and Poverty Reduction

  • 6. Growth, Income Distribution, and Poverty Reduction: Additional Results

  • 7. Growth, Income Distribution, and Poverty Reduction: Robustness Tests

  • 8. Growth and Poverty Reduction: Is There a Trade-off?

  • 9. Human Development Indicators, Corruption, and the Growth/Poverty-Reduction Relationship

  • 10. Inflation, Growth, and Poverty Reduction

  • 11. Trade Openness, Growth, and Poverty Reduction

  • 12. Trade Openness, Growth, and Poverty Reduction: Robustness Tests

  • Figures

  • 1. Change in the Poverty Rate and Growth

  • 2. Apparent Elasticities of Poverty Rate to Growth

  • 3. Distribution of Actual and Neutral Elasticities of Poverty Rate to Growth

  • 4. Mean Income, Income Distribution, and the Elasticity of Poverty to Growth

Macroeconomic Performance and Poverty Reduction
Author: Ms. Anne Epaulard