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A Theory of Rigid Estremist and Flexible Moderates with an Empirical Application to the U.S. Congress

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  • Blomberg, S-B
  • Harrington, J-E Jr

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A theory is developed which predicts that people with relatively extreme opinions are relativly rigid in that they are less inclined to modify their opinions. That extremists tend to be rigid and moderates tend to be flexible is found to hold for members of Congress.

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  • Blomberg, S-B & Harrington, J-E Jr, 1996. "A Theory of Rigid Estremist and Flexible Moderates with an Empirical Application to the U.S. Congress," Papers 96-09, Wellesley College - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wecoec:96-09
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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC MODELS; UNITED STATES;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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