Biased perceptions of income distribution and preferences for redistribution : Evidence from a survey experiment *

@inproceedings{Cruces2011BiasedPO,
  title={Biased perceptions of income distribution and preferences for redistribution : Evidence from a survey experiment *},
  author={Guillermo Cruces and Ricardo P{\'e}rez Truglia},
  year={2011}
}
  • Guillermo Cruces, Ricardo Pérez Truglia
  • Published 2011
Individual perceptions of income distribution play a vital role in political economy and public finance models, yet there is little evidence regarding their origins or accuracy. This study examines how individuals form these perceptions and explores their potential impact on preferences for redistribution. A tailored household survey provides original evidence on systematic biases in individuals’ evaluations of their own relative position in the income distribution. The study discusses one of… CONTINUE READING

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