Modeling Party Competition in General Elections
38 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2004
Date Written: October 2004
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
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