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Political Economy: Institutions, Competition and Representation : Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics - William A. Barnett

Political Economy: Institutions, Competition and Representation

Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics

By: William A. Barnett (Editor), Norman Schofield (Editor), Melvin J. Hinich (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th December 1993
ISBN: 9780521428316
Number Of Pages: 538

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The contents of this volume are drawn from the seventh International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics, and represent recent advances in the development of concepts and methods in political economy. Contributors include leading practitioners working on formal, applied, and historical approaches to the subject. The collection will interest scholars in the fields of political science and political sociology no less than economics. Part I outlines relevant concepts in political economy, including implementation, community, ideology, and institutions. Part II covers theory and applications of the spatial model of voting. Part III considers the different characteristics that govern the behaviour of institutions, while Part IV analyses competition between political representatives. Part V is concerned with the way in which government acquires information held by voters or advisors, and Part VI addresses government choice on monetary policy and taxation.

Political economy: a personal interpretation and an overview
Perspectives on Political Economy
Political ideology, communication, and community
Implementation and enforcement in institutional modeling
Toward a theory of institutional change
The development of contemporary political theory
Representation and Voting
Proportional representation, approval voting, and coalitionally straightforward elections
Party competition in a spatial model of coalition
Some foundations for empirical study in the Euclidean spatial model of social choice
Political Institutions
Communications in institutions: efficiency in a repeated Prisoner's Dilemma with hidden information
The courts and slavery in the United States: property rights and credible commitment
On the pervasiveness of sophisticated sincerity
Initial versus continuing proposal power in legislative seniority systems
Political Competition
Adverse selection and moral hazard in a repeated elections model
Campaign contributions and party-candidate competition in services and policies
Polarization, incumbency, and the personal vote
Credibility and the responsiveness of direct legislation
Information Acquisition by Government
Information acquisition and orthogonal argument
A welfare analysis of political action
Government Behaviouor
Monetary policy and credibility under exact monetary aggregation
A general equilibrium model with endogenous government behaviour
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ISBN: 9780521428316
ISBN-10: 0521428319
Series: International Symposia in Economic Theory & Econometrics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 6th December 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.37  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.73

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