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Choosing High-Court Judges by Political Parties

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  • Nicolás Porteiro

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Antonio Villar

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide & IVIE)

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This paper proposes a mechanism to overcome the possibility that political parties may block the nomination of High-Court judges when the Parliament is involved in their nomination and their mandate expires on a fixed date. This possibility arises when the default option is that the judge whose mandate expires holds office until an agreement is reached. Our proposal consists of changing the default option by a weighted lottery. We show that this mechanism is capable of solving the problem and implementing the socially optimal solution.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11.05.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:11.05

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Keywords: Negotiation; Political Competition; random protocols; legislative bargaining.;

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  1. Damme, E.E.C. van & Selten, R. & Winter, E., 1989. "Alternating bid bargaining with a smallest money unit," Discussion Paper 1989-32, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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