Getting the Public to Grasp the Purse Strings : An Experiment in Taxation and Transparency

  • Laura Paler
  • Published 2010
A long-standing claim in political science is that taxation deepens—and revenue windfalls undermine—the willingness or ability of citizens to hold politicians accountable for their performance. Nonetheless, there is little micro-level evidence to support causal claims about how taxes and windfalls impact political preferences and behavior. This paper uses… (More)