Antonio Merlo

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

Lawrence R. Klein Chair of Economics, and Director of PIER

Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science

133 South 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297

United States

http://www.ssc.upenn.edu/~merloa

Rice University

6100 South Main Street

Houston, TX 77005-1892

United States

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Scholarly Papers (49)

1.

Whither Political Economy? Theories, Facts and Issues

PIER Working Paper No. 05-033
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Antonio Merlo
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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microeconomics of political economy, voters, politicians, parties, governments

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What Accounts for the Decline in Crime?

USC Finance & Business Econ. Working Paper No. 01-15, FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 00-08, PIER Working Paper No. 01-012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 May 2001 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2007
Ayse Imrohoroglu, Antonio Merlo and Peter Rupert
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
Downloads 489 (107,808)
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property crime, inequality, dynamics

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Bicameralism and Government Formation

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Jul 2004
Daniel Diermeier, Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 347 (159,745)
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Political Stability, Government Formation, Government Dissolution, Bicameralism, Comparative Constitutional Design

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A Structural Model of Government Formation

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Apr 2002
Daniel Diermeier, Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Political Stability, Government Formation, Government Dissolution, Comparative Constitutional Design

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Citation 22

Endogenous Lobbying

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Apr 2000
Leonardo Felli and Antonio Merlo
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Lobbying, citizen-candidate, representative democracy, electoral competition

Endogenous Lobbying

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE448
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Leonardo Felli and Antonio Merlo
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Endogenous Lobbying

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Feb 2002
Leonardo Felli and Antonio Merlo
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Endogenous lobbying, citizen-candidate model, representative democracy

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Mediocracy

PIER Working Paper No. 07-007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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politicians, parties, political recruitment

Mediocracy

NBER Working Paper No. w12920
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Mediocracy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6163
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 May 2008
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Parties, political recruitment, politicians

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The Labor Market of Italian Politicians, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 09-024
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 13 Jul 2009
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)Bocconi University, Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences and University of Bologna - Department of Economics
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politicians, parties, political careers

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A Political Economy Model of Congressional Careers

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Oct 2002
Daniel Diermeier, Michael P. Keane and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Coalition Governments and Comparative Constitutional Design

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Nov 2001
Daniel Diermeier, Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Political Stability, Minority Coalitions, Government Formation, Government Dissolution, Bicameralism, Constitutions

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The Effects of Constitutions on Coalition Governments in Parliamentary Democracies

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Jan 2004
Daniel Diermeier, Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Political Stability, Coalition Governments, Constitutional Design

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Political Careers or Career Politicians?

PIER Working Paper No. 05-032
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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politicians, parties, careers in politics

Political Careers or Career Politicians?

NBER Working Paper No. w12921
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Political Careers or Career Politicians?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6164
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 May 2008
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Career politicians, political careers

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Learning by Not Doing: An Experimental Investigation of Observational Learning

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Nov 2001
Antonio Merlo and Andrew Schotter
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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Learning

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The Transition from School to Jail: Youth Crime and High School Completion among Black Males

PIER Working Paper No. 08-033
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Sep 2008
Antonio Merlo and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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crime, schooling, work, VAR

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The Transition from School to Jail: Youth Crime and High School Completion Among Black Males, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 09-002
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Jan 2009
Antonio Merlo and Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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crime, schooling, work, VAR

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The Transparency of Politics and the Quality of Politicians

PIER Working Paper No. 07-008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Transparency, politicians, parties, political recruitment

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Do Citizens Vote Sincerely (If They Vote at All)? Theory and Evidence from U.S. National Elections

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Apr 2004
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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elections, turnout, selective abstention, split-ticket voting

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Mediocracy, Third Version

PIER Working Paper No. 11-002
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Jan 2011
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Politicians, parties, political recruitment, electoral systems, all-pay auctions

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An Empirical Investigation of Coalitional Bargaining Procedures

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Nov 2001
Daniel Diermeier and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Government Formation, Proposer Selection, Bargaining Procedures

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Do Voters Vote Sincerely?

PIER Working Paper No. 06-008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2006
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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voting, spatial models, falsifiability, testing

Do Voters Vote Sincerely?

NBER Working Paper No. w12922
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2022
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Do Voters Vote Sincerely?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6165
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 May 2008
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Falsifiability, spatial models, testing, voting

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Money, Political Ambition, and the Career Decisions of Politicians

PIER Working Paper No. 07-016
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 11 May 2007
Michael P. Keane and Antonio Merlo
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 174 (313,819)
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politicians, political careers, monetary and non-monetary incentives, U.S. Congress

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A Political Economy Model of Congressional Careers: Supplementary Material

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Oct 2004
Daniel Diermeier, Michael P. Keane and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 174 (313,819)
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political careers, politicians, elections, term limits

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Bargaining Over Residential Real Estate: Evidence from England, Second Version

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Aug 2002
Antonio Merlo and François Ortalo-Magné
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Wisconsin School of Business
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The Home Selling Problem: Theory and Evidence

PIER Working Paper No. 13-006
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Antonio Merlo, François Ortalo-Magné and John Rust
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Wisconsin School of Business and Department of Economics, Georgetown University
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housing, bargaining, sticky prices, optimal selling strategy, dynamic programming

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Bargaining Over Residential Real Estate: Evidence from England

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Apr 2002
François Ortalo-Magné and Antonio Merlo
Wisconsin School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Pattern Bargaining

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Sep 2001
Robert C. Marshall and Antonio Merlo
Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Bargaining Over Residential Real Estate: Evidence from England, Third Version

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 May 2004
Antonio Merlo and François Ortalo-Magné
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Wisconsin School of Business
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Political Careers Or Career Politicians? Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 07-009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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politicians, parties, careers in politics

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Do Voters Vote Ideologically?, Third Version

PIER Working Paper No. 08-034
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Sep 2008
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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voting, spatial models, falsifiability, testing

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A Structural Model of Turnout and Voting in Multiple Elections, Fourth Version

PIER Working Paper No. 07-025
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Sep 2007
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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elections, turnout, selective abstention, split-ticket voting

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Bicameralism and Government Formation, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 07-010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Feb 2007
Daniel Diermeier, Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Political Stability, Government Formation, Government Dissolution, Bicameralism, Comparative Constitutional Design

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On the Political Economy of Income Redistribution and Crime

USC Finance and Business Economics Working Paper, FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 96-09
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Dec 1996 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2007
Ayse Imrohoroglu, Antonio Merlo and Peter Rupert
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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A Political Economy Model of Congressional Careers, Second Version

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Oct 2004
Daniel Diermeier, Michael P. Keane and Antonio Merlo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 116 (434,033)
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political careers, politicians, elections, term limits

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Mediocracy, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 May 2010
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Politicians, Parties, Political Recruitment, Electoral Systems, All-pay Auctions

Identification and Estimation of Preference Distributions When Voters are Ideological

PIER Working Paper No. 11-001
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Jan 2011
Antonio Merlo and Aureo de Paula
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University College London - Department of Economics
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Voting, Voronoi tessellation, identification, nonparametric

Identification and Estimation of Preference Distributions When Voters are Ideological

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10821
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Sep 2015
Aureo de Paula and Antonio Merlo
University College London - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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identification, nonparametric, Voronoi tessellation, voting

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Majority Rule in a Stochastic Model of Bargaining

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 May 2001
Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 107 (460,674)
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Noncooperative Bargaining, Voting Rules, Stochastic Games

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Identification and Estimation of Stochastic Bargaining Models, Third Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-008
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
Antonio Merlo and Xun Tang
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Rice University - Department of Economics
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Nonparametric identification, non-cooperative bargaining, stochastic sequential bargaining, rationalizable counterfactual outcomes

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Mediocracy, Fourth Version

PIER Working Paper No. 13-010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Andrea Mattozzi and Antonio Merlo
University of Bologna - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 104 (470,185)
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Politicians, Parties, Political Recruitment, Electoral Systems

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Do Voters Vote Sincerely? Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 07-006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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voting, spatial models, falsifiability, testing

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A Structural Model of Turnout and Voting in Multiple Elections, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 06-021
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Aug 2006
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 102 (476,655)
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elections, turnout, selective abstention, split-ticket voting

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Money, Political Ambition, and the Career Decisions of Politicians, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-009
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Michael P. Keane and Antonio Merlo
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 101 (479,929)

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politicians, political careers, monetary and non-monetary incentives, U.S. Congress

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Endogenous Lobbying, Second Version

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Dec 2004
Leonardo Felli and Antonio Merlo
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 101 (479,929)
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Lobbying, citizen-candidate, representative democracy, electoral competition

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Identification and Estimation of Stochastic Bargaining Models, Fourth Version

PIER Working Paper No. 11-035
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Oct 2011
Antonio Merlo and Xun Tang
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Rice University - Department of Economics
Downloads 74 (580,905)
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Nonparametric identification and estimation, non-cooperative bargaining, stochastic sequential bargaining, rationalizable counterfactual outcomes

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A Structural Model of Turnout and Voting in Multiple Elections, Third Version

PIER Working Paper No. 07-011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Feb 2007
Arianna Degan and Antonio Merlo
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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elections, turnout, selective abstention, split-ticket voting

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Identification and Estimation of Preference Distributions When Voters are Ideological, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 13-055
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Oct 2013
Antonio Merlo and Aureo de Paula
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University College London - Department of Economics
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Voting, Voronoi tessellation, identification, nonparametric

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External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery

PIER Working Paper 13-012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Antonio Merlo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Turnout, voting, model validation, parameter recovery, laboratory experiments

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Some Unpleasant Bargaining Arithmetic?

PIER Working Paper No. 14-003
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Feb 2014
Hulya Eraslan and Antonio Merlo
Rice University and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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multilateral bargaining, voting rules, inequality

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Identification of Stochastic Sequential Bargaining Models

PIER Working Paper No. 09-037
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Antonio Merlo and Xun Tang
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Rice University - Department of Economics
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Nonparametric identification, non-cooperative bargaining, stochastic sequential bargaining, rationalizable counterfactual outcomes

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Identification of Stochastic Sequential Bargaining Models, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 10-008
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Xun Tang and Antonio Merlo
Rice University - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Nonparametric Identification, Non-Cooperative Bargaining, Stochastic Sequential Bargaining, Rationalizable Counterfactual Outcomes

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Bargaining Over Governments in a Stochastic Environment

JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, Vol 105 No 1, February 1997
Posted: 11 Feb 1997
Antonio Merlo
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

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