For institutional and historical reasons, countries of the Middle East and North Africa have relied mostly on consumption subsidies for reducing inequality. This column presents evidence on the distributional impact of recent subsidy reforms in Egypt.
Paul MakdissiUniversity of Ottawa
Paul Makdissi is a Professor of Economics at University of Ottawa. His main areas of research are socioeconomic health inequality, income distribution and fiscal policy. He received his PhD. in Economics from Université Laval.