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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51797

Neustadt, Ilja (2010). Do Religious Beliefs Explain Preferences for Income Redistribution? Experimental Evidence. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 1009, University of Zurich.

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Abstract

Due to the mixed empirical evidence bearing on the economic determinants, beliefs have been at the center of attention of research into preferences for income redistribution. We elicit preferences for income redistribution through a Discrete Choice Experiment performed in 2008 in Switzerland and relate them to several behavioral determinants, in particular to religious beliefs. Estimated marginal willingness to pay (WTP) is positive among those who do not belong to a religious denomination, and negative otherwise. However, the marginal WTP is shown to increase with a higher degree of religiosity. Moreover, those who state that luck or connections play a crucial role in determining economic success exhibit significantly higher WTP values than those who deem e?ort to be decisive

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:C35, C93, D63, H29
Language:English
Date:September 2010
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 16:09
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 07:00
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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