Essays in Political Economy

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2011

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Valasek, Justin

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Kranton, Rachel

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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.

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Valasek, Justin (2011). Essays in Political Economy. Dissertation, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/5633.

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