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Renegotiation of Social Contracts by Majority Rule

  • Anderberg, D.
  • Perroni, C.

We consider renegotiation of social earnings insurance arrangements by majority voting in an economy where ex-ante identical individuals make unobservable private investments in education. We show that voting-based renegotiation can result in a higher expected level of investment in comparison to the case where social insurance is determined by an appointed social planner.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 566.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:566
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