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Political regimes and income inequality

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  • Kemp-Benedict, Eric

We construct a theoretically-motivated model of income inequality. Through a pooled regression on an international panel, we demonstrate that political regime (whether extractive, redistributive, or reinvestment-oriented) correlates with within-country income inequality.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 266-268

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:3:p:266-268
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.08.002
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