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Redistributing income under proportional representation: a correction

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Massimo Morelli, Margherita Negri

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Abstract

Austen-Smith (2000) reports a theoretical result that if the cost of entering the
workforce is sufficiently low, winner-take-all political systems induce endogenous redistribution levels that are systematically lower than those determined by proportional representation systems (Proposition 6). The proof in Austen-Smith (2000) has a mistake. We explain the mistake and offer an alternative proof. The conclusion of the original paper continues to hold.
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Political Economy
VolumeAhead of Print
Early online date4 Jan 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jan 2019

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