How Elastic Are Preferences for Redistribution ? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments

@inproceedings{Kuziemko2013HowEA,
  title={How Elastic Are Preferences for Redistribution ? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments},
  author={Ilyana Kuziemko and Michael I. Norton and Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva},
  year={2013}
}
This paper analyzes the effects of information about inequality and taxes on preferences for redistribution using randomized online surveys on Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk). About 5,000 respondents were randomized into treatments providing interactive information on U.S. income inequality, the link between top income tax rates and economic growth, and the estate tax. We find that the informational treatment has very large effects on whether respondents view inequality as an important problem… CONTINUE READING
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