13 декабря, 17:00 (Шаболовка 26-4, к. 4322). Совместный семинар ЛИСОМО РЭШ и МЦИИР ВШЭ: Израэл Маркес (НИУ ВШЭ), “Institutional Quality and Social Policy Preferences”. Регистрация на семинар (до 9:00 13 декабря).
Using laboratory experiments conducted in two countries, we examine how poor institutions inuence individuals support for redistribution. Contrary to conventional expectations, we argue that high-earning individuals will prefer more redistribution when they can more easily evade taxes. To test our expectations, we conducted a series of experiments from February to May 2016 simulating earned income and tax evasion. We find that high earners do indeed prefer more redistribution when they can more easily under-report their income. Our findings make an important contribution to the little studied question of how institutional quality affects social policy preferences.