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Political compromise and endogenous formation of coalitions

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  • Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin

    (Department of Economics and IVIE, University of Alicante, E-03080 Alicante, Spain)

  • Anke Gerber

    (IMW, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany)

Abstract

A one-dimensional model of spatial political competition with endogenous party formation is developed. It is proved that at equilibrium there are only two parties. These parties propose alternatives in the extreme positions of the policy space. The adopted policy, however, is a compromise between these two extremes.

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  • Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin & Anke Gerber, 1998. "Political compromise and endogenous formation of coalitions," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 15(3), pages 445-454.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:15:y:1998:i:3:p:445-454 Note: Received: 28 May 1996 / Accepted: 5 February 1997
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    2. Francesco De Sinopoli & Giovanna Iannantuoni & Elena Manzoni & Carlos Pimienta, 2014. "Proportional Representation with Uncertainty," Working Papers 288, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2014.
    3. Martin J. Osborne & Rabee Tourky, 2002. "Party Formation Incollective Decision-Making," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 844, The University of Melbourne.
    4. Régis Renault & Alain Trannoy, 2005. "Protecting Minorities through the Average Voting Rule," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 7(2), pages 169-199, May.
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    17. Udo Ebert & Patrick Moyes, 2009. "Household decisions and equivalence scales," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, pages 1039-1062.

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