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Dividing One Euro, Democratically

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  • Laslier, J.-F.
  • Picard, N.

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In this paper, concepts from the theory of electoral competition are applied to the classical problem of dividing one unit of a homogeneous good. If the Uncovered set selects almost all divisions, other concepts (Minimal Covering set, Bipartisan set) predict that very unequal divisions are not selected.

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Paper provided by Paris X - Nanterre, U.F.R. de Sc. Ec. Gest. Maths Infor. in its series Papers with number 99-23.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:pnegmi:99-23

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Postal: THEMA, Universite de Paris X-Nanterre, U.F.R. de science economiques, gestion, mathematiques et informatique, 200, avenue de la Republique 92001 Nanterre CEDEX.

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Keywords: INCOME REDISTRIBUTION ; SOCIAL CHOICE ; VOTING;

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  1. Laslier, Jean-Francois & Picard, Nathalie, 2002. "Distributive Politics and Electoral Competition," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 103(1), pages 106-130, March.
  2. LASLIER, Jean-François & PICARD, Nathalie, 2000. "Distributive politics: does electoral competition promote inequality ?," CORE Discussion Papers 2000022, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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