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A model of endogenous political party platforms

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  • Andrei Gomberg
  • Francisco Marhuenda
  • Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín

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We develop a model of endogenous party platform formation in a multidimensional policy space. Party platforms depend on the composition of the parties’ primary electorate. The overall social outcome is taken to be a weighted average of party platforms and individuals vote strategically. Equilibrium is defined to obtain when no group of voters can shift the social outcome in its favor by deviating and the party platforms are consistent with their electorate. We provide sufficient conditions for existence of equilibria. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Andrei Gomberg & Francisco Marhuenda & Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, 2004. "A model of endogenous political party platforms," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 24(2), pages 373-394, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:24:y:2004:i:2:p:373-394
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-003-0428-6
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    Keywords

    Endogenous party formation; Multidimensional policy space;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium

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