The Impact of Income Tax and Redistribution of Tax Money on Productivity, Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Fairness

Shalena Srna, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gal Zauberman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Schrift Rom Y., University of Pennsylvania, USA
Consumers face different levels of taxation and redistribution of tax money, which can influence perceptions and behavior. Across four studies, we show that people’s intuitions of how different income tax schemes influence productivity, satisfaction, and perceptions of fairness do not match how people actually respond in an experimental pay-per-performance setting.
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Shalena Srna, Gal Zauberman, and Schrift Rom Y. (2015) ,"The Impact of Income Tax and Redistribution of Tax Money on Productivity, Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Fairness", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 224-228.