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The redistributive effects of special taxes

The aim of excise duties is to reduce the negative impact on society of specific consumption, such as fuels, tobacco or alcohol. Like all taxes, they also share the function of collection. This report shows that they are regressive in their current design, given that
they account for a significantly igher percentage of income from poor rather than rich households. It also presents the design of possible reforms that would help to increase their redistributive impact.

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The redistributive effects of wealth tax

Does a wealth tax help to reduce inequality when it comes to distributing wealth? This report shows that Spain’s wealth tax displays major shortcomings that limit its collection and redistributive impact. This impact could be strengthened without losing its collection capacity through possible reforms and a simpler, more neutral structure.

Interview

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

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Los complementos salariales y la garantía de ingresos: posibilidades y límites

¿Se puede garantizar una renta a toda la sociedad asignando algún tipo de complemento a los salarios? Repasamos las principales características de los complementos salariales a partir de distintas experiencias, especialmente anglosajonas.

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Problemas de incentivos: renta básica universal versus prestación de ingresos mínimos

Análisis comparado de la renta básica y la prestación de ingresos mínimos. Se analizan los efectos de ambas sobre la oferta de trabajo, los costes de financiación o los problemas de englobar estas medidas en el contexto internacional. 

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Cambio tecnológico y renta básica

Cambio tecnológico y renta básica

El cambio tecnológico parece favorecer un aumento de la polarización salarial y de la desigualdad. En este contexto, la renta básica universal se vislumbra como una medida para compensar a los más desfavorecidos por los cambios en los modos de producción.

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