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dc.contributor.authorChong, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorGradstein, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:41Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51518-
dc.description.abstractTo what extent do imposed institutions shape preferences? We consider this issue by comparing the market-versus-state attitudes of respondents from a capitalist country, Finland, and an ex-communist group of Baltic countries, and by arguing that the period of communist rule can be viewed as an 'experiment' in institutional imposition. We find that, consistent with some earlier related work, citizens from ex-communist countries tend to be more supportive of state ownership than respondents from capitalist economies. However, they also favor increasing inequality and competition as the means to enhance incentives. We conclude that, in some important relevant dimensions, institutional imposition (which lasted for about 50 years) had a limited effect on preferences. The lessons for Latin America are straightforward.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 579en_US
dc.subject.jelP30en_US
dc.subject.jelP51en_US
dc.subject.jelD30en_US
dc.subject.jelD02en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarkets versus stateen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributional preferencesen_US
dc.titleRedistributional preferences and imposed institutionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585532729en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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