A coordinated mix of public investment and incomes policies for sustainable development in Europe


This policy brief presents the impact of a coordinated policy mix of increased public investment together with more progressive taxation and labour market policies to improve income distribution in Europe. Based on an econometric model for individual EU Member states, we simulate a policy scenario of a simultaneous increase in public investment by 1% of GDP along with more progressive taxation (increasing effective tax burden on capital by 1% and decreasing tax burden on labour by 1%) and an increase in the wage share by 1% of GDP in each country. 

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