Parallel session

Parallel 9.4 | Room 4: Friday, 7 October 2022, 14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

Redistribution is thought to be one of the keyways to reduce inequality either through tax system or welfare programs. The papers in this session discuss experimental and non-experimental evidence on redistribution and its impact on inequality in different regions of the world.


14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

Sandra Viviana Polanía Reyes | Chair and presenter

Overcoming empathy failures to reduce inequality: Experimental evidence from Colombia

Sandra Polania-Reyes is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Navarra. She holds a PhD in Economics from University College London and a PhD in Political Economy from University of Siena. In her work, she applies lab and field experimental methods to the design and evaluation of behaviorally informed policy interventions that promote prosocial behavior. She has 16 years of experience conducting experiments in the field in low- and middle-income communities.

Patrizio Piraino | Presenter

The price of fairness: Experimental evidence on the limits to demand for redistribution

Patrizio Piraino is an associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on the intersection of education and development, including human capital and labor market policies in developing regions, and the broader determinants of socio-economic disadvantage. He is an affiliate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Piraino has previously worked t the University of Cape Town, Statistics Canada, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of California at Berkeley. He previously led a large multi-institutional collaboration, involving a large number of universities from the Global South, that examined education and social measures that could alleviate poverty.

Alei Fernandes Santos | Presenter

Affirmative action with no major switching: Evidence from a top university in Brazil

Alei Fernandes Santos is a PhD Candidate at São Paulo School of Economics (FGV/EESP). He is also a research assistant at the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results (FGV/CLEAR).