David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This paper models the interaction between individuals' identity choices and redistribution. Both redistributive polices and identity choices are endogenous, and there might be multiple equilibria. The model is applied to ethnicity and social class. In an equilibrium with high taxes, the poor identify as poor and favor high taxes. In an equilibrium with low taxes, at least some of the poor identify with their ethnic group and favor low taxes. The model has two main predictions. First, redistribution is highest when society is ethnically homogenous, but the effect of ethnic diversity on redistribution is not necessarily monotonic. Second, when income inequality is low, an increase in income inequality might induce the poor to identify with their ethnic group and therefore favor lower taxes.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Antonio Villanacci & Ünal Zenginobuz, On the Neutrality of Redistribution in a General Equilibrium Model with Public Goods.
Liam B. Murphy & Thomas Nagel (2001). Taxes, Redistribution, and Public Provision. Philosophy and Public Affairs 30 (1):53–71.
Nancy Fraser (2000). Why Overcoming Prejudice is Not Enough: A Rejoinder to Richard Rorty. Critical Horizons 1 (1):21-28.
Linda Alcoff (2007). Fraser on Redistribution, Recognition, and Identity. European Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):255-265.
James D. Gwartney & Robert A. Lawson (2006). The Impact of Tax Policy on Economic Growth, Income Distribution, and Allocation of Taxes. Social Philosophy and Policy 23 (2):28-52.
Francois Maniquet, Help the Low Skilled or Let the Hardworking Thrive? A Study of Fairness in Optimal Income Taxation.
Harriet A. Stranahan (2005). Does Lottery Advertising Exploit Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Markets? Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (1):23-35.
Lowell Gallaway & Richard Vedder (1993). The Distributional Impact of the Eighties: Myth Vs. Reality. Critical Review 7 (1):61-79.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #324,424 of 1,410,166 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #155,015 of 1,410,166 )
How can I increase my downloads?