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A Model of Cultural Transmission, Voting and Political Ideology

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  • Bisin, A.
  • Verdier, T.

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In this paper we present a model of cultural transmission of preferences on goods some of which are provided publicly through simple majority voting. We emphasize the existence of a two way causality between socialization decisions and political outcomes. This generates the possiblity of indeterminacies and multiple self fulfilling equilibrium paths in cultural change and politics.

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Paper provided by Laval - Laboratoire Econometrie in its series Papers with number 1999-13.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:lavale:1999-13

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Keywords: CULTURE ; ECONOMIC MODELS ; PREFERENCES;

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