Bargaining in legislatures over private and public goods with endogenous recognition

This paper studies a sequential model of multilateral bargaining under majority rule in which legislators make decisions in both private and public good dimensions via an endogenous recognition process. Legislators can expend resources to become the proposer and to make proposals about the allocation of private and public goods. We show that legislators exert unproductive effort to be the proposer and make proposals in both dimensions depending on legislative preferences. Effort choices in equilibrium depend mainly on preferences in both distributional and ideological dimensions as well as the patience level of legislators and the legislature's size. We also show that in a diverse legislature it may be possible to observe distributive policies when the majority of legislators have collective-leaning preferences, or vice versa.


Bargaining in legislatures over private and public goods with endogenous recognition
Genç, Hakan; Küçükşenel, Serkan; Department of Economics (2016)
In this thesis, we examine a sequential model of multilateral bargaining in which legislators make decisions over both private and public good dimensions under unanimity rule. We assume that recognition process is endogenous. Legislators expend effort to be the proposer. In symmetric case, since all legislators are identical, even if the legislators exert effort to be the proposer, model behaves like an exogenous model. However, cut-off values that indicate legislators’ political opinion differs from the pr...
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H. Genc and S. Küçükşenel, “Bargaining in legislatures over private and public goods with endogenous recognition,” PUBLIC CHOICE, pp. 351–373, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: