Abstract

I am going to focus my comments on the evolution of redistribution policy in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Aníbal Cavaco Silva’s entire paper is on the European Union, and half of Alberto Alesina’s paper is on OECD countries. So I am going to take off both my operational hat and my developing country hat and talk about frameworks and concepts as related to OECD countries, which I think will raise some interesting issues.