Indeterminacy of Citizen-Candidate Equilibrium

9 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2003

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John E. Roemer

Yale University - Department of Political Science; Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Date Written: March 2003


In a citizen candidate equilibrium, there are n candidates each of whom announces a policy in a policy space of dimension d. Thus the policy equilibrium lives in a space of dimension nd. We show, in a canonical example, that the equilibrium manifold is generically of dimension nd. In particular, the set of equilibria contains an open set in T^n.

Keywords: Citizen-candidate Equilibrium, Political Equilibrium

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Roemer, John E., Indeterminacy of Citizen-Candidate Equilibrium (March 2003). Available at SSRN:

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