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Four critiques of the redistribution hypothesis : an assessment

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  • Milanovic, Branko

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This paper discusses and assesses critiques of the aurhor's reformulation of the median voter hypothesis and its testing. The author rephrases and redefines more correctly the redistribution hypothesis and clarifies its relationship with the median voter hypothesis. He also reviews four types of critiques leveled at his approach.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5145.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2009
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5145

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Keywords: Inequality; Economic Theory&Research; Poverty Impact Evaluation; Emerging Markets; Markets and Market Access;

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Cited by:
  1. Javier Olivera, 2012. "Preferences for Redistribution in Europe," Working Papers, Geary Institute, University College Dublin 201225, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  2. Thomas Markussen, 2010. "Democracy, Redistributive Taxation and the Private Provision of Public Goods," Discussion Papers 10-09, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  3. Fabio Padovano & Gilberto Turati, 2012. "Redistribution through a "Leaky Bucket". What explains the Leakages?," Economics Working Paper from Condorcet Center for political Economy at CREM-CNRS, Condorcet Center for political Economy 2012-03-ccr, Condorcet Center for political Economy.
  4. Francesco Scervini, 2012. "Empirics of the median voter: democracy, redistribution and the role of the middle class," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 529-550, December.
  5. István György Tóth & Keller, T., 2011. "GINI DP 7: Income Distributions, Inequality Perceptions and Redistributive Claims in European Societies," GINI Discussion Papers, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies 7, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
  6. Peter J. Lambert & Runa Nesbakken & Thor O. Thoresen, 2011. "On the meaning and measurement of redistribution in cross-country comparisons," Discussion Papers, Research Department of Statistics Norway 649, Research Department of Statistics Norway.

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