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Perception of Corruption and Public Support for Redistribution in Latin America

Working Paper 2017-441


This paper studies the relationship between people’s beliefs about the quality of their institutions, as measured by corruption perceptions, and preferences for redistribution in Latin America. Our empirical study is guided by a theoretical model which introduces taxes into Foellmi and Oechslin’s (2007) general equilibrium model of non-collusive corruption.

Authors: Esther Hauk, Mónica Oviedo, Xavier Ramos.

Keywords: Preference for redistribution, perception of corruption, political trust, bribery, Latin America.
JEL: D31, D63, H1, H2, P16.