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

  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},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
We analyze randomized online survey experiments providing interactive, customized information on US income inequality, the link between top income tax rates and economic growth, and the estate tax. The treatment has large effects on views about inequality but only slightly moves tax and transfer policy preferences. An exception is the estate tax—informing respondents of the small share of decedents who pay it doubles support for it. The small effects for all other policies can be partially… 

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  • G. Fenton
  • Economics
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2020
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