Anastassios Kalandrakis

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The article analyses the role of the Commission, the Parliament, and the Council in the two main legislative procedures in the European Union: co-operation and co-decision (I). We use the legislative history of some 5,000 parliamentary amendments. These procedures have been the subject of a great deal of theoretical debate. According to conventional wisdom(More)
The paper studies the impact of the EP on legislation on chemical pollutants introduced under the Cooperation procedure. A series of formal and informal analyses have predicted from significant impact of the EP, to limited impact (only in the second round) to no impact at all. Through the analysis of Parliamentary debates as well as Commission and(More)
We analyze a divide-the-dollar majority rule bargaining game with an endogenous reversion point. A new dollar is divided in each of an infinity of periods according to the proposal of a probabilistically recognized legislator — if a majority prefer so — or according to previous period’s decision otherwise. Players’ payoff is the discounted sum of per period(More)
We propose a theory of party competition (two parties, single-issue) where citizens acquire party membership by contributing money to a party, and where a member’s influence on the policy taken by her party is proportional to her campaign contribution. The polity consists of informed and uninformed voters: only informed voters join parties, and the party(More)
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