Citizen candidates under uncertainty

Jon X. Eguia*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-331
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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