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Citizen candidates under uncertainty

Eguia, Jon X. (2007) Citizen candidates under uncertainty. Social Choice and Welfare, 29 (2). pp. 317-331. ISSN 0176-1714. doi:10.1007/s00355-006-0207-y.

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In this paper I add uncertainty about the total vote count to a “citizen candidate” model of representative democracy. I show that in a society with a large electorate, where the outcome of the election is uncertain and where winning candidates receive a large reward from holding office, there will be a two-candidate equilibrium and no equilibria with a single candidate.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag 2006. Received: 17 January 2006 / Accepted: 6 October 2006 / Published online: 9 November 2006. This work has benefited from valuable comments by Paul Healy, Morgan Kousser, Alejandro Saporiti, Al Slivinski, participants in a seminar in Princeton, and especially by Matt Jackson and Tom Palfrey. Their contribution is gratefully acknowledged. Formerly SSWP 1233.
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