Racism , xenophobia , and redistribution

  title={Racism , xenophobia , and redistribution},
  author={Woojin Lee},
We report here a summary of our recent research on the effect that the race issue, in the United States, and the immigration issue in European countries, is having on the degree of redistribution and the size of the public sector that is implemented through political competition. We model political competition as taking place on a two dimensional policy space, where the first issue is the tax rate, or the size of the public sector, and the second issue is the race or immigration issue. Our… CONTINUE READING