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dc.contributor.authorKrasa, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPolborn, Mattiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:26:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:26:43Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30744-
dc.description.abstractWe develop a formal model in which the government provides public goods in different policy fields for its citizens. We start from the basic premise that two office-motivated candidates have differential capabilities in different policy fields, and compete by proposing how to allocate government resources to those fields. The model has a unique equilibrium that differs substantially from the standard median-voter model. While candidates compete for the support of a moderate voter type, this cutoff voter differs from the expected median voter. Moreover, no voter type except the cutoff voter is indifferent between the candidates in equilibrium. The model also predicts that candidates respond to changes in the preferences of voters in a very rigid way. We also analyze under which conditions candidates choose to strengthen the issue in which they have a competence advantage, and when they rather compensate for their weakness.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2930en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordissue ownershipen_US
dc.subject.keyworddifferentiated candidatesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy divergenceen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomische Theorie der Demokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwWahlkampfen_US
dc.subject.stwSachverständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleCompetition between specialized candidatesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620100354en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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