Social Identity and Preferences Over Redistribution

@article{Klor2007SocialIA,
  title={Social Identity and Preferences Over Redistribution},
  author={Esteban F. Klor and Moses Shayo},
  journal={Behavioral \& Experimental Economics},
  year={2007}
}
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