Salience : Agenda Choices by Competing Candidates ∗

  title={Salience : Agenda Choices by Competing Candidates ∗},
  author={Marcus Berliant and Hideo Konishi},
Which issues are discussed by candidates in an election campaign? Why are some issues never discussed? Model tractability is lost quickly when dealing with these questions, partly because of the multidimensional voting inherent in models of multiple issues. Our model features two candidates for office who can talk about any subset of issues, allowing uncertainty both on the part of voters and candidates, and taking candidates to be office motivated. Candidates move first and simultaneously… CONTINUE READING