Mixed Equilibrium in a Downsian Model with a Favored Candidate

  title={Mixed Equilibrium in a Downsian Model with a Favored Candidate},
  author={Enriqueta Aragon{\`e}s and Thomas R. Palfrey},
  journal={J. Economic Theory},
This paper examines competition in the standard one-dimensional Downsian model of two-candidate elections, but where one candidate (A) enjoys an advantage over the other candidate (D). Voters' preferences are Euclidean, but any voter will vote for candidate A over candidate D unless D is closer to her ideal point by some xed distance . The location of the median voter's ideal point is uncertain, and its distribution is commonly known by both candidates. The candidates simultaneously choose… CONTINUE READING
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