Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97362
Authors: 
Merlo, Antoine
de Paula, Áureo
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
cemmap working paper, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice CWP51/13
Abstract: 
This paper studies the nonparametric identification and estimation of voters' preferences when voters are ideological. We establish that voter preference distributions and other parameters of interest can be identified from aggregate electoral data. We also show that these objects can be consistently estimated and illustrate our analysis by performing an actual estimation using data from the 1999 European Parliament elections.
Subjects: 
Voting
Voronoi tessellation
identification
nonparametric
JEL: 
D72
C14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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