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The negativity bias in news about how public money is used affects our willingness to pay taxes

Fišar, Miloš, Reggiani, Tommaso, Sabatini, Fabio and Špalek, Jiří (2021) The negativity bias in news about how public money is used affects our willingness to pay taxes. LSE Business Review (26 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

To meet the public’s preference for negative content. the media tend to overreport negative news. Miloš Fišar, Tommaso Reggiani, Fabio Sabatini, and Jiří Špalek write that this negativity bias in the coverage of economic policy issues decreases tax compliance. Conversely, when people are exposed to authentic information about the appropriate use of tax revenues, compliance increases significantly.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 09:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113029

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