Quotation Sausgruber, Rupert, Sonntag, Axel, Tyran, Jean-Robert. 2021. Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy. European Economic Review.




We experimentally study the disincentive effect of taxing work and redistributing tax revenues when redistribution is imposed vs. democratically chosen in a vote. We find a “dividend of democracy” in the sense that the disincentive effect is substantially smaller when redistribution is chosen in a vote than when it is imposed. Redistribution seems to be more legitimate, and hence less demotivating, when accepted in a vote.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Economic Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-A, WH-B
Language English
Title Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy
Year 2021
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292121001021
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.103749
Open Access N


Sausgruber, Rupert (Details)
Sonntag, Axel (Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria)
Tyran, Jean-Robert (University of Vienna, Austria)
Department of Economics (Sausgruber) (Details)
Department of Economics DP (Details)
Research Institute for International Taxation FI (Details)
Competence Center for Experimental Research WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5311 Public finance (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5351 Public economy (Details)
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