Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56310
Authors: 
Dixit, Avinash K.
Weibull, Jörgen W.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 655
Abstract: 
Failures of government policies often provoke opposite reactions from citizens; some call for a reversal of the policy while others favor its continuation in stronger form. We offer an explanation of such polarization, based on a natural bimodality of preferences in political and economic contexts, and consistent with Bayesian rationality.
Subjects: 
polarization
voting
information
JEL: 
D72
D74
D81
D82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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