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Empirical determinants of in-kind redistribution: Partisan biases and the role of inflation

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  • Hessami, Zohal
  • Uebelmesser, Silke

There is a dearth of research on the determinants of in-kind redistribution. Using dynamic panel data estimations for 32 OECD countries, we show that the in-kind share of social benefits is lower under left-wing governments. This effect is weakened when left-wing governments respond to inflation by increasing the share of in-kind transfers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 318-320

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:318-320
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.11.021
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