Robert Östling on "Rich and Right? The Effect of Wealth on Political Attitudes" (joint with Erik Lindqvist and David Cesarini)

Abstract: We survey a large sample of Swedish lottery winners to test whether lottery wins induce changes in political attitudes and beliefs. We find that wealth impacts political attitudes, but that the effect is narrowly confined to capital taxation and does not result in wider attitudinal changes.

Feel free to bring lunch. Coffee will be provided.

Robert Östling's primary research interests are applied microeconomics and behavioral economics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2008 and have been working at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) since then. He is also a frequent writer at the Swedish blog Ekonomistas.

This event is hosted by the PPE Network at Stockholm University