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Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics (SBEE) Seminar: Your Place in the World: Relative Income and Global Inequality

Johanna Mollerstrom, George Mason University
Monday, September 13, 2021
11:30 AM-12:45 PM
There is abundant evidence on individual preferences for policies that reduce national inequality, but only little evidence on preferences for policies addressing global inequality. To investigate the latter, we conduct a two-year, face-to-face survey experiment on a representative sample of Germans. We measure how individuals form perceptions of their ranks in the national and global income distributions, and how those perceptions relate to their national and global policy preferences. We find that Germans systematically underestimate their true place in the world’s income distribution, but that correcting those misperceptions does not affect their support for policies related to global inequality.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Economics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Economics, Ross School of Business, School of Information, Social, Behavioral, and Experimental Economics (SBEE)