Who Needs Strong Leaders?

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dc.creator Gradstein, Mark
dc.creator Chong, Alberto E.
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:14:17Z
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:14:17Z
dc.date 2008-01-09
dc.date 2008-01-09
dc.date 2013-12-29T10:57:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-09T00:04:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-09T00:04:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-08
dc.identifier http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=6522
dc.identifier.uri http://saber-prueba.ucab.edu.ve:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/15754
dc.description This papers model suggests that a strong leader, sometimes with little legislative oversight, may nevertheless benefit from public support. The argument is that this support is induced as an attempt by the poor to counter the subversion of public protection of property rights by the rich, and to achieve this goal they are often willing to pay the price of the leaders diversion of tax revenues for private use. The paper then examines survey data on individual attitudes toward strong leadership and finds their pattern to be consistent with the models predictions; specifically, support for strong leadership is inversely related to individual income and to countrywide income inequality.
dc.format ACROBAT
dc.language en
dc.relation IDB Working Paper Series
dc.subject Public Utilities
dc.subject Servicios públicos domiciliarios
dc.subject WP-628
dc.title Who Needs Strong Leaders?
dc.type Working Papers

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