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Poverty, Resource Equality, and Social Policies

Objective

This project aims at revisiting the economics of poverty by using recent advances in welfare economics. First, poverty measurement theory will be enriched by taking account of individual preferences over the several dimensions of poverty. New poverty indices will be defined. They will be applied using panel data of material standard of living and subjective satisfaction to study the recent evolution of poverty in developed societies. Second, the ethical value of poverty reduction will be added to theories of social welfare based on equality of opportunities. New evaluation criteria of taxation policies will be derived. These criteria will be applied to the design of fiscal reforms.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics

Call for proposal

ERC-2010-AdG_20100407
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Funding Scheme

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 350 000
Principal investigator
François Paul P Maniquet (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Anne Bovy (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 350 000
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
François Paul P Maniquet (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Anne Bovy (Ms.)