Political Selection and the Concentration of Political Power

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This paper studies the effects of power-concentrating institutions on the quality of political selection, i.e., the voters’ capacity to identify and empower well-suited politicians. In our model, candidates are heterogeneous in two unobservable quality aspects: ability and public-spiritedness. As voters can only base their ballots on the candidates’ binding… (More)

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@inproceedings{Grunewald2015PoliticalSA, title={Political Selection and the Concentration of Political Power}, author={Andreas Grunewald and Emanuel Hansen and Gert P{\"o}nitzsch}, year={2015} }