Predicting Committee Action
AbstractSuccess of a policy often requires both that a good policy be adopted, and that the public or firms correctly anticipate what policy government will adopt. This paper models a relation between committee size and the effectiveness of policy, with a focus on how the accuracy of the publicâ€™s expectations varies with the size of the governmental committee setting policy. The paper also argues that the demand for access by special interest groups may arise not from a desire to influence policy, but from a desire to learn about governmentâ€™s likely actions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 050621.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2006-09-03 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-POL-2006-09-03 (Positive Political Economics)
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