Evaluating People's Support for and the Impact of Tax and Transfer Policies in Developing Countries
This thesis consists of four papers in the field of applied microeconomics that apply rigorous evaluation techniques to explore two broadly connected research topics: public support for redistribution through tax and transfer policies in a range of countries; and the impact of flagship tax and transfer policies in a fragile state, Papua New Guinea (PNG). In Chapter 2, I test a key assumption of seminal theories about preferences for redistribution, which is that relatively poor people...[Show more]
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