Inequality and Tax Politics in Chile

Tasha Fairfield 

September 16, 2014

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Event Description

Chile is the most unequal country in the OECD and one of the most unequal countries in Latin America. This talk will present new estimates of top income shares and effective tax rates in Chile. It will also discuss the politics of taxation and inequality since the 1990 transition to democracy, including the Bachelet administration’s ambitious 2014 tax reform initiative.


Tasha Fairfield is an assistant professor in International Development at the London School of Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. 

More Information

Read "Chile: A Taxing Process of Reform" by Juan Pablo Atal in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.