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15 August 2019

The School of Economics and Finance invites you to attend a seminar where Christopher Hoy from ANU will present on "Why are relatively poor people not more supportive of redistribution? Evidence from a randomized survey experiment across 10 countries."

Abstract:

We test a key assumption of conventional theories about preferences for redistribution, which is that relatively poor people should be the most in favor of redistribution. We conduct a randomized survey experiment with over 30,000 participants across 10 countries, half of whom are informed of their position in the national income distribution. Contrary to prevailing wisdom, people who are told they are relatively poorer than they thought are less concerned about inequality and are not more supportive of redistribution. This finding is driven by people using their own living standard as a "benchmark" for what they consider acceptable for others.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information please see Christopher Hoy's website.

 

Date
15 August 2019 - 15 August 2019
Time
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location
Gardens Point Campus, Z Block, Level 8
Room
GP - Z808
Cost
Free to attend
Organisation
QUT School of Economics and Finance
Info
Professor Uwe Dulleck
Phone
07 3138 9103
Email
uwe.dulleck@qut.edu.au
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