Unanimity Rule Constitutions
AbstractIn this paper, we show that the shortcomings of the unanimity rule can be alleviated by complementing it with the following constitutional principles: broad packages with many public projects can only be proposed once in a legislative term, the agenda setter needs to pay the highest taxes he is proposing, as well as a ban on subsidies. We show that such democratic constitutions yield efficient public project provision.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 04 Aug 2000
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Unanimity rule; incomplete social contract; constitutional treatment rules; provision of public projects;
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- NEP-ALL-2001-02-14 (All new papers)
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