J05
Preferences for redistribution: Experimental evidence

Convenors:
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
Stream:
J: Structural transformation
Location:
G6
Start time:
28 June, 2018 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel will explore new experimental evidence on citizen preferences for redistribution and taxation using experimental methods. The included papers will explore variations in preferences according to country context, social and professional background, gender and other relevant dimensions. Importantly, the panel will also analyse the extent to which preferences are responsive to information about the state of inequality, social mobility, and the political context. Implications of the studies for tax legitimacy and redistributive policy will be discussed.

Long abstract: