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American Politics & Public Policy Workshop: Vivekinan Ashok, “Distance to the Average U.S. Household and Views About Taxation”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:00pm through 6:15pm
“Distance to the Average U.S. Household and Views About Taxation”
Guest Speaker: Vivekinan Ashok, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Yale University
Abstract: In this project, I test the theoretical predictions and appropriateness of the Meltzer and Richard (1981) model in a survey experiment. I manipulate both the respondent’s standing in the income distribution and the transfer mechanism of a new incremental tax proposal. In each treatment condition, I measure the respondent’s preferred tax rate, perception of benefits, and attitudes about government efficacy.
Speaker Bio: Vivekinan (Vivek) L. Ashok is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University and a Resident Graduate Student Affiliate at ISPS.