Modeling Party Competition in General Elections

38 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2004

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John E. Roemer

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

Date Written: October 2004

Abstract

We survey critically the brief history of modeling party competition in general elections, beginning with the Hotelling-Downs model with a unidimensional policy space, and the Wittman model with endogenous parties, to the multi-dimensional citizen-candidate and PUNE models. Some applications of the newer models are discussed.

Keywords: Downs, Hotelling, Wittman, PUNE, citizen-candidate

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Roemer, John E., Modeling Party Competition in General Elections (October 2004). Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1488. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=614548

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