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Essays in Political Economy

dc.contributor.advisor Kranton, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Valasek, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T16:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T16:39:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5633
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation explores the connection between voter turnout and candidate polarization. The first chapter considers a voting game with turnout and endogenous candidates, and maps the equilibria of the game under different assumptions regarding citizen's preferences over policy. The second chapter considers the impact of measures to increase turnout on political polarization.</p>
dc.subject Economics
dc.title Essays in Political Economy
dc.type Dissertation
dc.department Economics


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