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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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Cited by:
  1. Balafoutas, Loukas & Kocher, Martin G. & Putterman, Louis & Sutter, Matthias, 2013. "Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment," Munich Reprints in Economics 18172, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. Jörg Oechssler, 2013. "Finitely repeated games with social preferences," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 222-231, June.
  3. 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.

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