Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31254
Authors: 
Dekel, Eddie
Jackson, Matthew O.
Wolinsky, Asher
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper // Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science 1434
Abstract: 
We examine the consequences of vote buying, assuming this practice were al-lowed and free of stigma. Two parties compete in a binary election and may purchase votes in a sequential bidding game via up-front binding payments and/or campaign promises (platforms) that are contingent upon the outcome of the elec-tion. We analyze the role of the parties.and voters.preferences in determining the winner and the payments to voters.
Subjects: 
vote buying
political economy
campaign promises
JEL: 
P16
C72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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