Torrisi, Gianpiero (2007): Redistributive policies and recipients: an empirical analysis. Published in: Journal of Academic Research in Economics , Vol. 2, No. 1 (2010): pp. 108-123.
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In this paper I present an empirical analysis of redistributive policies with particular attention to transfers. Theoretical considerations are compared with some empirical observations at three levels of analysis: supranational, national and sub-national. The main conclusion of my work is that, general speaking, redistributive policies do not follow normative criteria that predict they should be targeted to disadvantaged groups. Moreover, to some extent, a positive correlation between lobbies’ power and some dynamics of transfers favourable to middle classes arises.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Redistributive policies and recipients: an empirical analysis|
|Keywords:||Redistributive policy; positive analysis; underclass|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E63 - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||Gianpiero Torrisi|
|Date Deposited:||13. Oct 2010 20:44|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:37|
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