Preferences for redistribution in post-communist countries (научный семинар ИНИИ)
Докладчик: Ирина Денисова (РЭШ)
21 марта, четверг, Ауд. 424 (Мясницкая-24, стр. 3), 18.00.
Public attitudes towards inequality and demand for redistribution affect, and in many cases, shape social policy. There is large literature on determinants of demand for redistribution, both theoretical and empirical. In empirical papers on demand for redistribution post-communist countries are usually considered as a homogeneous group. New data on transitional countries made available recently allows digging into the group to identify the within variation, and the determinants of the variation. The paper is add to the literature on income redistribution by looking for the individual and institutional determinants of demand for redistribution in post-communist economies based on the two rounds of Life in Transition Surveys by EBRD and the WB. In addition to what could be of regional interest, we study the role of democratic and governance institutions in shaping public preferences to redistribution which is a novel motive as previous studies focused mainly on the role of inequality.
*Денисова Ирина Анатольевна - PhD in Economics (University of Manchester), профессор Российской экономической школы.