We know that the support for redistribution differs across countries. Specifically, we know that governments in Europe typically support more redistribution than the government in the United States. The questionAlexander W. Cappelen asks in this lecture is why the support for redistribution is different.

Alexander W. Cappelen is a Professor in economics and co-director ofThe Choice Lab at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Cappelen has mainly focused on social choice theory, distributive justice, corporate governance and experimental economics in his research. He won Akademikerprisen in 2013