A Structural Model of Government Formation


Diermeier, Daniel, and Antonio Merlo. 1999. “A Structural Model of Government Formation”. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y4lpjbh8
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In this paper we estimate a bargaining model of government formation in parliamentary democracies. We use the estimated structural model to conduct policy experiments aimed at evaluating the impact of institutional features of the bargaining environment on the type of coalitions that form (e.g., minority or majority) and on their relative stability.



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