Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19354
Authors: 
Ursprung, Heinrich W.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 193
Abstract: 
Standard spatial models of political competition give rise to equilibria in which the competing political parties or candidates converge to a common position. In this paper I show how political polarization can be generated in models that focus on the nexus between pre-election interest group lobbying and electoral competition.
Subjects: 
political competition
lobbying
interest groups
campaign contributions
JEL: 
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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