Urban Extremism

Posted: 16 Sep 2008

See all articles by Jan K. Brueckner

Jan K. Brueckner

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Amihai Glazer

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 2008

Abstract

A current majority in some city, seeking to increase the probability that it will set policy in the following period, may initially adopt extremist policies that are particularly unattractive to the minority, leading some members of the minority to emigrate. This article develops a model to illustrate this idea, while providing examples that illustrate its relevance. (JEL H70, H41, D72)

Suggested Citation

Brueckner, Jan K. and Glazer, Amihai, Urban Extremism (October 2008). The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 307-318, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1268654 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewm058

Jan K. Brueckner

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics ( email )

3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Amihai Glazer (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics ( email )

3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
United States
949-854-6563 (Phone)
949-824-2182 (Fax)

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