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dc.contributor.authorXefteris, Dimitriosen
dc.contributor.authorLaussel, D.en
dc.contributor.authorBreton, Michel Leen
dc.creatorXefteris, Dimitriosen
dc.creatorLaussel, D.en
dc.creatorBreton, Michel Leen
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the effects of introducing centrifugal incentives in an otherwise standard Downsian model of electoral competition. First, we demonstrate that a symmetric equilibrium is guaranteed to exist when centrifugal incentives are induced by any kind of partial voter participation (such as abstention due to indifference, abstention due to alienation, etc.) and, then, we argue that: (a) this symmetric equilibrium is in pure strategies, and it is hence convergent, only when centrifugal incentives are sufficiently weak on both sidesen
dc.description.abstract(b) when centrifugal incentives are strong on both sides (when, for example, a lot of voters abstain when they are sufficiently indifferent between the two candidates) players use mixed strategies—the stronger the centrifugal incentives, the larger the probability weight that players assign to locations near the extremesen
dc.description.abstractand (c) when centrifugal incentives are strong on one side only—say for example only on the right—the support of players’ mixed strategies contain all policies except from those that are sufficiently close to the left extreme. © 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Game Theoryen
dc.subjectElectoral competitionen
dc.subjectSpatial modelen
dc.subjectCentrifugal incentivesen
dc.subjectMixed equilibriaen
dc.titleSimple centrifugal incentives in spatial competitionen
dc.description.endingpage381Σχολή Οικονομικών Επιστημών και Διοίκησης / Faculty of Economics and ManagementΤμήμα Οικονομικών / Department of Economics
dc.contributor.orcidXefteris, Dimitrios [0000-0001-7397-5288]

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