Political Yardstick Competition , Economic Integration , and Constitutional Choice in a Federation

  • Martin Bodenstein Heinrich W. Ursprung
  • Published 2001
This paper investigates the behavior of rent-seeking politicians in an environment of increasing economic integration. The focus of the paper is on the implications of globalization-induced political yardstick competition for constitutional design with a view to the current discussion in the European Union. In contrast to the established literature, we… CONTINUE READING