Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214582
Authors: 
Kaniovski, Serguei
Stadelmann, David
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CREMA Working Paper 2015-17
Abstract: 
We introduce a binomial mixture model for estimating the probability of legislative shirking. The estimated probability strongly correlates with the observed frequency of shirking obtained by matching parliamentary roll-call votes with the will of the median voter revealed in national referenda on identical legislative proposals. Since our estimation method requires the roll-call votes as sole input, it can be used even if the will of the median voter is unknown.
Subjects: 
binomial mixture model
legislative shirking
referenda
JEL: 
C13
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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