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Studies in Choice and Welfare

Social Choice and Strategic Decisions

Essays in Honor of Jeffrey S. Banks

Editors: Austen-Smith, David, Duggan, John (Eds.)

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Social choices, about expenditures on government programs, or about public policy more broadly, or indeed from any conceivable set of alternatives, are determined by politics. This book is a collection of essays that tie together the fields spanned by Jeffrey S. Banks` research on this subject. It examines the strategic aspects of political decision-making, including the choices of voters in committees, the positioning of candidates in electoral campaigns, and the behavior of parties in legislatures. The chapters of this book contribute to the theory of voting with incomplete information, to the literature on Downsian and probabilistic voting models of elections, to the theory of social choice in distributive environments, and to the theory of optimal dynamic decision-making. The essays employ a spectrum of research methods, from game-theoretic analysis, to empirical investigation, to experimental testing. In the manner of Jeffrey S. Banks` research, these pieces focus on fundamental social scientific issues, such as the welfare properties of voting systems, the existence and characterization of electroral equilibria, and the impact of parties on political processes.   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-14

    Austen-Smith, David (et al.)

  • Probabilistic Voting in the Spatial Model of Elections: The Theory of Office-motivated Candidates

    Pages 15-56

    Banks, Jeffrey S. (et al.)

  • Local Political Equilibria

    Pages 57-91

    Schofield, Norman

  • Electoral Competition Between Two Candidates of Different Quality: The Effects of Candidate Ideology and Private Information

    Pages 93-112

    Aragones, Enriqueta (et al.)

  • Party Objectives in the “Divide a Dollar” Electoral Competition

    Pages 113-130

    Laslier, Jean-François

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Choice and Strategic Decisions
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Jeffrey S. Banks
Editors
  • David Austen-Smith
  • John Duggan
Series Title
Studies in Choice and Welfare
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27295-3
DOI
10.1007/b138884
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22053-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06039-7
Series ISSN
1614-0311
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 320
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