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Electoral control over policy-motivated candidates and their policy biases


  • Kimiko Terai



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  • Kimiko Terai, 2009. "Electoral control over policy-motivated candidates and their policy biases," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 43-64, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:10:y:2009:i:1:p:43-64 DOI: 10.1007/s10101-008-0047-6

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    1. Besley, Timothy & Smart, Michael, 2007. "Fiscal restraints and voter welfare," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(3-4), pages 755-773, April.
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    1. Yukihiro Nishimura & Kimiko Terai, 2016. "The Direction of Strategic Delegation and Voter Welfare in Asymmetric Tax Competition Models," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 16-27, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).

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    Electoral competition; Policy-motivated candidates; Re-election pressure; Policy bias; D72;

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior


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