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Income perception, information, and progressive taxation: evidence from a survey experiment

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Are individuals accurately informed about their place in the income distribution? Despite the importance of accurate information about one’s placement in the income distribution for many models of redistribution, this assumption remains untested. We present survey data and an embedded experiment where we inform some individuals their true place in the income distribution. We then assess the impact of such information on tax progressivity preferences. We find that individuals have considera...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/psrm.2015.73

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Science Research and Methods Journal website
Volume:
06
Issue:
01
Pages:
83-110
Publication date:
2015-12-18
Acceptance date:
2015-11-06
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EISSN:
2049-8489
ISSN:
2049-8470
Pubs id:
pubs:1013419
URN:
uri:e3be6577-265d-42f6-a2f5-3a472e2bde45
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uuid:e3be6577-265d-42f6-a2f5-3a472e2bde45
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pubs:1013419
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