Inequality and Redistribution: Evidence from U.S. Counties and States, 18901930

@article{Ramcharan2010InequalityAR,
  title={Inequality and Redistribution: Evidence from U.S. Counties and States, 18901930},
  author={Rodney Ramcharan},
  journal={The Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2010},
  volume={92},
  pages={729-744}
}
Does economic inequality affect redistributive policy? This paper turns to U.S. county data on land inequality over the period 1890 to 1930 to help address this fundamental question in political economy. Redistributive policy was primarily decided at the local level during this period, making county-level data particularly informative. Examining within-state variation also reduces the potential impact of latent institutional and political variables. The paper also uses a variety of… CONTINUE READING

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