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A note on Fairness and Redistribution

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  • Rafael Di Tella

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    (Harvard Business School, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit)

  • Juan Dubra

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    (Universidad de Montevideo)

Abstract

We note some problems in Alesina and Angeletos (2005) and suggest a way to maintain the key insight of that paper, which is that a demand for fairness could lead to different economic systems such as those observed in France versus the US (multiple equilibria).

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Paper provided by Harvard Business School in its series Harvard Business School Working Papers with number 11-059.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hbs:wpaper:11-059

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Keywords: Inequality; taxation; redistribution; political economy.;

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  1. Alberto Alesina & Guido Cozzi & Noemi Mantovan, 2009. "The evolution of ideology, fairness and redistribution," Working Papers 2009_29, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
  2. Rafael Di Tella & Juan Dubra & Robert MacCulloch, 2008. "A Resource Belief-Curse? Oil and Individualism," NBER Working Papers 14556, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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Cited by:
  1. Alberto F. Alesina & Guido Cozzi & Noemi Mantovan, 2009. "The Evolution of Ideology, Fairness and Redistribution," NBER Working Papers 15587, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Janky, Béla & Varga, Dániel, 2013. "The poverty-assistance paradox," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 447-449.
  3. Barth, Erling & Moene, Karl Ove, 2012. "The Equality Multiplier: How Wage Setting and Welfare Spending Make Similar Countries Diverge," IZA Discussion Papers 6494, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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