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Landscape formation in a spatial voting model

Kollman, Ken and Miller, John H. and Page, Scott E. (1997) Landscape formation in a spatial voting model. Economics Letters, 55 (1). pp. 121-130. ISSN 1873-7374. doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(97)00041-4.

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In spatial models of political competition, parties select multidimensional platforms with the objective of garnering votes. If parties have limited information and are constrained to move locally, i.e. if they are adaptive, then the slope of the multidimensional landscape on which they choose positions becomes important. In this paper, we formally derive a relationship between voters' preferences and the slope of the electronal landscape.

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Additional Information:© 1997 Elsevier. Received 26 September 1996; received in revised form 6 December 1996; accepted 18 December 1996. The authors wish to thank Paul Fischbeck and Joe Oppenheimer for their comments on earlier versions. The Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science at Northwestern University and Sun Microsystems are gratefully acknowledged for their support. A portion of this work was funded by NSF grants SBR 94-09602, SBR 94-11025, and SBR 94-10948.
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NSFSBR 94-09602
NSFSBR 94-11025
NSFSBR 94-10948
Subject Keywords:Spatial modelsAdaptive partiesComplex systems
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Official Citation:Ken Kollman, John H. Miller, Scott E. Page, Landscape formation in a spatial voting model, Economics Letters, Volume 55, Issue 1, 1997, Pages 121-130, ISSN 0165-1765, (
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