A Model of Cultural Transmission, Voting and Political Ideology
AbstractIn 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Laval - Laboratoire Econometrie in its series Papers with number 1999-13.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Postal: Chaire d'economie et d'econometrie de l'assurance; DELTA; CREST; PARIS, France.
CULTURE ; ECONOMIC MODELS ; PREFERENCES;
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- Bisin, Alberto & Verdier, Thierry, 2000. "A model of cultural transmission, voting and political ideology," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 5-29, March.
- Bisin, A. & Verdier, T., 1999. "A model of cultural transmission, voting and political ideology," DELTA Working Papers 1999-13, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
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- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
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