Social Preferences for Mobility: an Experimental Questionnaire

17 dicembre 2020 12:30 - 13:30
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Giulio Cinquanta, Università degli studi di Bergamo
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Marcello Puca,
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Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Lunch Seminar Economics (LSE) - 2020/2021

Interviene: Giulio Cinquanta, Università degli studi di Bergamo 

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In this paper we develop an experimental questionnaire to analyse people’s social concern for different mobility dimensions. We consider two mobility scenarios: the wealth evolution among generations and periods. Moreover, we test whether people’s social preferences change conditional to different sources of wealth inequality among generations (periods). We find that equality of opportunity in the mobility process has high social value in both mobility scenarios. However, people are not willing to tolerate high wealth inequality and fluctuation among generations (periods) in order to achieve equality of opportunity. Finally, the source of wealth inequality seems to affect differently people preferences for mobility in the two mobility scenarios.