Evaluating Tax Reforms in Chile with a CGE Model

  • Cristián Mardones Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Concepción

Abstract

This paper makes a quantitative assessment of possible reforms to the Chilean tax system. The simulations are based on a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model that is calibrated with the input-output matrix 2003. For each scenario is considered a cut effective rate of value added tax and an increase in the richest quintile’s effective rate of income tax by 20% or 40% respectively. The results of the model are transferred to micro data to analyze the effects disaggregated. Finally, I conclude that cutting the VAT and raising income tax only would generate bounded improvements in poverty and income distribution
Keywords Tax reform, Income inequality, CGE, Microsimulation
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Mardones, C. (2016). Evaluating Tax Reforms in Chile with a CGE Model. Estudios de Economía, 37(2), 243-284. Retrieved from https://estudiosdeeconomia.uchile.cl/index.php/EDE/article/view/40036/43353
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2016-04-14