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Political polarization
(Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, Vol. 104, no 18, 7351-7356 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Failures of government policies often provoke opposite reactions from citizens; some call for a reversal of the policy, whereas others favor its continuation in stronger form. We offer an explanation of such polarization, based on a natural bimodality of preferences in political and economic contexts and consistent with Bayesian rationality.

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2007. Vol. 104, no 18, 7351-7356 p.
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agreeing to disagree, Bayes' Theorem
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-86693DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0702071104ISI: 000246239400011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-86693DiVA: diva2:500939
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QC 20120307Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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