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A stylized model of overrepresentation and quality in the Congress

José Bercoff, Osvaldo Meloni and Jorge Nougués ()

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 115, issue 3, 508-510

Abstract: Traditionally, overrepresentation has been used to explain the distribution of benefits across jurisdictions, leaving aside quality components. We present a model that demonstrates that in the dispute of limited federal benefits, although quantity is important, at the margin quality matters.

Keywords: Overrepresentation; Distributive politics; Congress (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 H77 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.130

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