HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: an Experimental Study

Abstract : We conduct a laboratory experiment to study how demand for redistribution of income depends on self-interest, insurance motives, and social concerns relating to inequality and efficiency. Our choice environments feature large groups of subjects and real-world framing, and differ with respect to the source of inequality (earned or arbitrary), the cost of taxation to the decision maker, the dead-weight loss of taxation, uncertainty about own pretax income, and whether the decision maker is affected by redistribution. We estimate utility weights for the different sources of demand for redistribution, with the potential to inform modeling in macroeconomics and political economy.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:27:07 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:08:51 AM

Links full text




Ruben Durante, Louis Putterman, Joël van der Weele. Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: an Experimental Study. Journal of the European Economic Association, Wiley, 2014, 12 (4), pp.1059 - 1086. ⟨10.1111/jeea.12082⟩. ⟨hal-03393021⟩



Record views