STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Sutanuka Roy (Department of Economics, LSE)
Friday 13 February 2015 13:00 - 14:00
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About this event
I present a model of protest where protest earns the citizen a right to bargain with the government for redistribution. The government in power cannot commit to any redistributive policies. I examine the role of public good provision in protest, when there is inequality of resources between the government in power and the powerless citizen. The main finding of the paper is that economies that has higher level of public good, the poor citizen has higher incentive to protest than in economies that has lower level of public good.