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Social Decision Rules Are Not Immune to Conflict

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  • Esteban, J.
  • Ray, D.

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In this short paper, we ask the following question: Why is lobbying so endemic in societies? Put another way, might it not be possible to design a social decision rule that assigns to each group its equilibrium probability of success, and sidestep the inefficient waste of resources that results from conflict?

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  • Esteban, J. & Ray, D., 1999. "Social Decision Rules Are Not Immune to Conflict," Papers 22, El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:ieegpb:22
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    Keywords

    DECISION MAKING;

    JEL classification:

    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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