Redistributive Policies And Recipients: An Empirical Analysis
AbstractIn this paper I present an empirical analysis of redistributive policies with particular attention to transfers. Theoretical considerations are compared with some empirical observations at three levels of analysis: supranational, national and sub-national. The main conclusion of my work is that, general speaking, redistributive policies do not follow normative criteria that predict they should be targeted to disadvantaged groups. Moreover, to some extent, a positive correlation between lobbiesâ€™ power and some dynamics of transfers favourable to middle classes arises.
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- Torrisi, Gianpiero, 2007. "Redistributive policies and recipients: an empirical analysis," MPRA Paper 12769, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
- H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
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