Link to the University of Pittsburgh
Link to the University Library SystemContact us link
AEI Banner

European Identity and Redistributive Preferences. LEQS Discussion Paper No. 98/2015 September 2015

Costa-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2015) European Identity and Redistributive Preferences. LEQS Discussion Paper No. 98/2015 September 2015. [Discussion Paper]

[img] PDF - Published Version
Download (3184Kb)


    How important is spatial identity in shifting preferences for redistribution? This paper takes advantage of within-country variability in the adoption of a single currency as an instrument to examine the impact of the rescaling of spatial identity in Europe. We draw upon data from the last three decades of waves of the European Values Survey and we examine the impact of joining the single currency on preferences for redistribution. Our instrumentation strategy relies on using the exogenous effect of joining a common currency, alongside a battery of robustness checks and alternative instruments. Our findings suggest that joining the euro has a boosting effect on European identity; an opposite and comparable effect is found for national pride. We find that European identity increases preferences for redistribution, and that national pride exerts an equivalent reduction in preferences for redistribution.

    Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
    Social Networking:
    Item Type: Discussion Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > London School of Economics and Political Science (European Institute) > LEQS Discussion Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 15:26
    Number of Pages: 68
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 15:26

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads