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It is Hobbes, not Rousseau: an experiment on voting and redistribution

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  • Antonio Cabrales

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  • Rosemarie Nagel

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  • José Rodríguez Mora

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Experimental Economics.

Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 278-308

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Handle: RePEc:kap:expeco:v:15:y:2012:i:2:p:278-308

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Keywords: Redistribution; Political equilibrium; Voting; Multiple equilibria; Experiments; C72; C92; D72; E24; H24; I31; O38;

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  1. Claudia M. Buch & Christoph Engel, 2012. "Effort and Redistribution: Better Cousins Than One Might Have Thought," Working Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2012_10, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, revised Mar 2013.
  2. Balafoutas, Loukas & Kocher, Martin G. & Putterman, Louis & Sutter, Matthias, 2013. "Equality, equity and incentives: An experiment," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 32-51.
  3. Oechssler, Jörg, 2011. "Finitely repeated games with social preferences," Working Papers 0512, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
  4. Anke Gerber & Andreas Nicklisch & Stefan Voigt, 2013. "Strategic Choices for Redistribution and the Veil of Ignorance: Theory and Experimental Evidence," CESifo Working Paper Series 4423, CESifo Group Munich.
  5. Claudia M. Buch & Christoph Engel, 2012. "The Tradeoff Between Redistribution and Effort: Evidence from the Field and from the Lab," CESifo Working Paper Series 3808, CESifo Group Munich.

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