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Constitutional rules of exclusion in jurisdiction formation

Jehiel, P; Scotchmer, S; (2001) Constitutional rules of exclusion in jurisdiction formation. REV ECON STUD , 68 (2) 393 - 413.

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Abstract

The rules under which jurisdictions (nations, provinces) can deny immigration or expel residents are generally governed by a constitution, but there do not exist either positive or normative analyses to suggest what types of exclusion rules are best. We stylize this problem by suggesting four constitutional rules of admission: free mobility, admission by majority vote, admission by unanimous consent, admission by a demand threshold for public goods. In a simple model we characterize the equilibria that result from these rules, and provide a positive theory for which constitutional rules will be chosen.

Type: Article
Title: Constitutional rules of exclusion in jurisdiction formation
Keywords: PUBLIC-GOODS, EQUILIBRIUM, CLUBS, ECONOMY, INTEGRATION, EXISTENCE, NATIONS, CORE, GAME
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/16655
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