PEB2008 The Political Economy of Bargaining
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The Political Economy of Bargaining

Modern political economy is a rapidly growing field, a fusion of economics and political science. In a political economy context, bargaining focuses on the issues that arise when self-interested actors with partially conflicting preferences make joint decisions over public policies. Conflicts play out differently depending on the political institutuion; discussion will include the implications of direct versus represntative democracy and presidential versus parliamentary systems.
PEB 2008, 24-26 April 2008, Waterloo Canada

The topics include but are not limited to:
- intra-party bargaining
- legislative bargaining
- bicameral bargaining
- bargaining in dynamic settings
- bargaining over multidimensional public goods
Selected papers from PEB 2008 will be published in a special issue of Social Choice and Welfare, Springer.

Participation to PEB 2008 is by invitation only.

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