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Empirical determinants of in-kind redistribution: Partisan biases and the role of inflation

Hessami, Zohal and Silke, Uebelmesser (2012): Empirical determinants of in-kind redistribution: Partisan biases and the role of inflation.

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Abstract

There is a dearth of research on the determinants of in-kind redistribution. Using dynamic panel data estimations for 32 OECD countries, we show that the in-kind share of social benefits is lower under left-wing governments. This effect is weakened when left-wing governments respond to inflation by increasing the share of in-kind transfers.

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