in The Review of Economic Studies
April 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Sociology. 17298 words.
Does the historical macroeconomic environment affect preferences for redistribution? We find that individuals who experienced a recession when young believe that success in life depends...