55 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2002
Date Written: December 2001
In this paper we estimate a bargaining model of government formation in parliamentary democracies. We use the estimated structural model to conduct constitutional experiments aimed at evaluating the impact of institutional features of the political environment on the duration of the government formation process, the type of coalitions that form, and their relative stability.
Keywords: Political Stability, Government Formation, Government Dissolution, Comparative Constitutional Design
JEL Classification: D72, H19, C73
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Diermeier, Daniel and Eraslan, Hulya and Merlo, Antonio, A Structural Model of Government Formation (December 2001). PIER Working Paper No. 02-001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=305881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.305881