Do concerns of intergenerational mobility affect redistributive preferences and policy choices? We shed light on these questions both by conducting large-scale online survey experiments with German politicians and a representative sample of the population. We further add to a better understanding of redistributive preferences of political decision makers, their underlying motives as well as the overlap of redistributive preferences and policy choices between politicians and their respective electorate in Germany.


Universität Mannheim Lehrstuhl für ABWL und Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre , Mannheim , DE
Wissenschaftscampus MannheimTaxation , Mannheim , DE

Project duration

01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018