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Redistribution and the Nature of Altruism: Should Welfare Programs be Centralized or Decentralized?


  • Kjetil Bjorvatn


  • Alexander Cappelen



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  • Kjetil Bjorvatn & Alexander Cappelen, 2006. "Redistribution and the Nature of Altruism: Should Welfare Programs be Centralized or Decentralized?," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 133-142, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:7:y:2006:i:2:p:133-142 DOI: 10.1007/s10101-005-0007-3

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    1. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 1990. "Tax harmonization and tax competition in Europe," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(2-3), pages 489-504, May.
    2. Alberto Alesina & Reza Baqir & William Easterly, 1999. "Public Goods and Ethnic Divisions," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 114(4), pages 1243-1284.
    3. Wilson, John D., 1986. "A theory of interregional tax competition," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 296-315, May.
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    Cited by:

    1. Ghassan, Hassan B., 2015. "A Consumer Model and Social Welfare Based on the Writings of Shibani (750-805 AD, 131-189 AH)," MPRA Paper 72441, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Mar 2016.
    2. Sabine Flamand, 2015. "Interregional transfers, group loyalty and the decentralization of redistribution," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 307-330, November.

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    Altruism; Redistribution; Centralization; Decentralization; D64; H11; H53; H73;

    JEL classification:

    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects


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