Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy

Publikation: Working paperForskning

We experimentally study the disincentive effect of taxing work and redistributing tax revenues when redistribution is imposed vs. democratically chosen in a vote. We find a “dividend of democracy” in the sense that the disincentive effect is substantially smaller when redistribution is chosen in a vote than when it is imposed. Redistribution seems to be more legitimate, and hence less demotivating, when accepted in a vote.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Antal sider52
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 28 okt. 2019
NavnWU International Taxation Research Paper Series
Nummer05
Vol/bind2019

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