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dc.contributor.authorHain, Rolanden_US
dc.contributor.authorMitra, Manipushpaken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:10:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:10:08Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22827-
dc.description.abstractWhy do political constituencies delegate decision power to representative assemblies? And how is the size of such assemblies determined? We analyze these questions of constitutional design in a model with voters learning their preferred alternative only after engaging in costly information gathering. We show that there is an optimal assembly size that would be chosen at a constitutional stage. This implies a relationship between assembly and constituency size. We then compared this relationship to actual data. Fitting a single parameter to the data, we show that our model can explain the actual relationship between assembly and constituency size quite well.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBonn econ discussion papers 2002,17en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelP16en_US
dc.subject.jelD82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordConstitutional Designen_US
dc.subject.keywordRepresentative Democracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordParliament Sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordInformation Costsen_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwParlamenten_US
dc.subject.stwVerfassungsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwInformationskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleThe Delegation Perspective on Representative Democracyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn374136394en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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