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Electoral Redistricting, Incumbency Advantage, and Endogenous Candidate Selection

Horiuchi, Yusaku; Sato, Megumu


In this paper, we examine the effects of redrawing district boundaries (redistricting) on political parties´┐Ż candidate selection strategies. This study is distinct from previous studies in two regards. First, we focus on a unique natural experimental setting in Australia, where a non-partisan committee determines redistricting exogenously to the causal mechanism constituting the process of candidate selection. Second, we develop a formal model of endogenous candidate selection, which assumes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Australasian Public Choice Conference 2010 Proceedings


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