MPIA-10701 Poverty Impact of Economic Policies in Argentina: A Dynamic CGE-Microsimulation Analysis


Argentina has witnessed dramatic changes in its distributional, labor and social conditions in the last three decades. The country has experienced a sharp increase in poverty, inequality, unemployment, and labor informality. Argentina has had one of the most disappointing social performances in the region. Poverty incidence has grown from 19.9 in 1992 to 54.6 in 2003 (CEDLAS, 2004). The main objective of our research proposal is to model the distributional and welfare affects of changes in policy and the economic environment. To this aim we plan to build a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model linked to a microsimulation module that will allow us to capture the macro-micro links. We plan to assess the effect of tax and transfer reforms, international terms of trade changes, trade liberalization, among others. This research will be carried out by a team at the Center for Distributional, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. CEDLAS is a center focused on distribution, labor and social studies from an economic perspective. It was created as part of the Master in Economics Program of the Economic Department, National University of La Plata (UNLP), to carry out research and teaching activities in these fields.


Project leader: Martín Cicowiez

Project researchers: Luciano Di Gresia | Leonardo Gasparini | Ana Pacheco | Javier Alejo | Sergio Olivieri

Journal publication

Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Martín Cicowiez Luciano Di Gresia,Leonardo Gasparini,Ana Pacheco,Javier Alejo,Sergio Olivieri Export Taxes, World Prices, and Poverty in Argentina: A Dynamic CGE Microsimulation Analysis International Journal of Microsimulation

(2016), 9(1), pp. 24-54

Working Papers

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Export Taxes, World Prices, and Poverty in Argentina: A Dynamic CGE-Microsimulation Analysis 2010-09-27 330.69KB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Final report

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Export taxes, world prices and poverty in Argentina: A dynamic CGE-microsimulation analysis 2009-04-06 399.68KB 1 1


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