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Inequality, welfare and income distribution [electronic resource] : experimental approaches / edited by Frank Cowell.

Contributor(s): Cowell, Frank A. (Frank Alan).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Research on economic inequality: v. 11.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (ix, 247 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780080473024 (electronic bk.); 0080473024 (electronic bk.); 9781849502764 (electronic bk.); 1849502765 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Income distribution | Welfare economics | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics | Inkomensverdeling | Revenu -- R�epartition | �Economie du bien-�etre | Einkommensverteilung | Soziale UngleichheitGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inequality, welfare and income distribution.DDC classification: 339.2 Other classification: 83.14 | QI 200 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Why do people violate the transfer principle? : evidence from educational sample surveys / Yoram Amiel, Frank Cowell and Dan Slottje -- Efficiency, equity and democracy : experimental evidence on Okun's leaky bucket / Steven R. Beckman, John P. Formby and W. James Smith -- How manipulable are fairness perceptions? : the effect of additional alternatives / Yoella Bereby-Meyer and Brit Grosskopf -- An experimental analysis of social mobility comparisons / Michele Bernasconi and Valentino Dardanoni -- Social welfare, the veil of ignorance, and purely individual risk : an empirical examination / Kristof Bosmans and Erik Schokkaert -- An experimental study of the POUM hypothesis / Daniele Checchi and Antonio Flippin -- On the attitude towards inequality / Liema Davidovitz and Yoram Kroll -- Approaching fair behavior : distributional and reciprocal preferences / Alexander Kritikos and Friedel Bolle -- Fairness-based altruism and redistribution : an experimental approach / Luigi Mittone -- Inequality and procedural fairness in a money-burning and stealing experiment / Daniel John Zizzo.
Summary: The emerging literature on experimental methods in connection with economic inequality has shed fresh light on how to think about inequality, how important issues of equality are in comparison with other economic objectives and how individuals incorporate criteria of equality and fairness into their own decisions.This volume covers a wide range of topics in the field of income distribution and extends the approach to related issues such as mobility and attitudes to risk. The selection of papers includes both participatory experiments - where individuals respond to economic incentives - and que
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Why do people violate the transfer principle? : evidence from educational sample surveys / Yoram Amiel, Frank Cowell and Dan Slottje -- Efficiency, equity and democracy : experimental evidence on Okun's leaky bucket / Steven R. Beckman, John P. Formby and W. James Smith -- How manipulable are fairness perceptions? : the effect of additional alternatives / Yoella Bereby-Meyer and Brit Grosskopf -- An experimental analysis of social mobility comparisons / Michele Bernasconi and Valentino Dardanoni -- Social welfare, the veil of ignorance, and purely individual risk : an empirical examination / Kristof Bosmans and Erik Schokkaert -- An experimental study of the POUM hypothesis / Daniele Checchi and Antonio Flippin -- On the attitude towards inequality / Liema Davidovitz and Yoram Kroll -- Approaching fair behavior : distributional and reciprocal preferences / Alexander Kritikos and Friedel Bolle -- Fairness-based altruism and redistribution : an experimental approach / Luigi Mittone -- Inequality and procedural fairness in a money-burning and stealing experiment / Daniel John Zizzo.

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The emerging literature on experimental methods in connection with economic inequality has shed fresh light on how to think about inequality, how important issues of equality are in comparison with other economic objectives and how individuals incorporate criteria of equality and fairness into their own decisions.This volume covers a wide range of topics in the field of income distribution and extends the approach to related issues such as mobility and attitudes to risk. The selection of papers includes both participatory experiments - where individuals respond to economic incentives - and que

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