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Inequality and Political Consensus

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  • Hans Grüner, 2009. "Inequality and Political Consensus," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 67(3), pages 239-265, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:67:y:2009:i:3:p:239-265
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-008-9096-0
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    Keywords

    Inequality; Representative democracy; Political consensus; Policy uncertainty; Comparative statics in political economy; C72; D31; D70; D72;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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