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Online Workshop “Politicians and redistribution”

26 January 2024 @ 09:00 - 13:15


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26 January 2024
09:00 - 13:15
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Online Workshop

Politicians and redistribution

Organized by Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Torino

In a world of growing economic inequality, income redistribution is an increasingly important issue. Yet, despite many international surveys documenting a strong demand for redistribution from citizens, politicians in many countries seem incapable or unwilling to implement redistributive policies. This workshop will feature empirical research on the relationship between politicians and redistribution and the methodological difficulties encountered in collecting data on this particular target.


09:00 – 09:15 | Welcome and introduction

09:15 – 10:00 | Karolin Soontjens (University of Antwerp)

“Politicians’ socio-economic background and their preferences for redistribution”

10:00 – 10:45 | Florian Fastenrath (University of Duisburg)

“The role of preference formation and perception in unequal representation. Combined evidence from elite interviews and focus groups in Germany”

10:45 – 11:15 | Break

11:15 – 13:15 | Filippo Barbera, Camilla Borgna, Renzo Carriero (University of Torino & Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto), Marcello Cabria (University of Torino), and Gian Luca Pasin (CNR Rome)

“Because seeing they see not? Italian politicians and the demand for redistribution”

Discussants: Giulia Andrighetto (CNR Rome), Florian Fastenrath, Antonella Seddone (University of Torino), Lior Sheffer (University of Tel Aviv), Karolin Soontjens


Camilla Borgna, University of Torino & Fondazione Collegio Alberto
Renzo Carriero, University of Torino & Fondazione Collegio Alberto