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Polarized platforms and moderate policies with checks and balances

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  • Alesina, Alberto
  • Rosenthal, Howard

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 75 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-20

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:75:y:2000:i:1:p:1-20

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  2. Kohei Kawamura, 2008. "Inequality, Happiness and Relative Concerns: What Actually is their Relationship?," ESE Discussion Papers 182, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
  3. Andreas Bernecker, 2014. "Divided We Reform? Evidence from US Welfare Policies," CESifo Working Paper Series 4564, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Alberto Alesina & Richard Holden, 2008. "Ambiguity and Extremism in Elections," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000002358, David K. Levine.
  5. Humberto Llavador, 2006. "Electoral Platforms, Implemented Policies, and Abstention," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 55-81, August.
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  7. Maurice Kugler & Howard Rosental, 2000. "Checks and Balances: an assessment of the institutional separtion of political powers in Colombia," WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 002117, FEDESARROLLO.
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  9. Dellis, Arnaud, 2009. "Would letting people vote for multiple candidates yield policy moderation?," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 144(2), pages 772-801, March.
  10. Mazza, Isidoro & van Winden, Frans, 2008. "An endogenous policy model of hierarchical government," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 52(1), pages 133-149, January.
  11. Jordan Rappaport, 1997. "Extremist Funding, Centrist Voters, and Candidate Divergence," Research in Economics 97-06-059e, Santa Fe Institute.
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  13. Katsuya Kobayashi & Hideo Konishi, 2013. "Endogenous Party Line," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 848, Boston College Department of Economics.
  14. IANNANTUONI, Giovanna, 1999. "Divided government and dominance solvability," CORE Discussion Papers 1999065, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  15. Wolitzky, Alexander, 2013. "Endogenous institutions and political extremism," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 86-100.

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