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16-032/VI - Redistributive Politics and the Tyranny of the Middle Class


  • Authors
    Floris T. Zoutman, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway; Bas Jacobs, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Egbert L. W. Jongen, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague; and Leiden University, the Netherlands
  • Publication date
    April 25, 2016
  • Keywords
    Inverse optimal-tax method, revealed social preferences, political parties, optimal taxation, income redistribution
  • JEL
    C63, D63, H21