Ideology, swing voters, and taxation

Autores/as

  • David Juárez-Luna Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A. C.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18381/eq.v13i1.4869

Palabras clave:

Political economy, Political equilibrium, Ideology, Swing voters

Resumen

Ideas about ethnicity, religion, and nationalism among others, which we label “ideology”, seem to affect the preferences of voters, political parties and finally, the equilibrium policy. In this paper we provide a political-economic model that traces the influence of ideology on determining the tax rate in political competition. What we found is that, when the salience of ideology increases, the cohort of voters with the median ideological view become the swing voters. Then, the equilibrium tax rate benefits that cohort of voters. 

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Publicado

2016-01-20

Cómo citar

Juárez-Luna D. (2016). Ideology, swing voters, and taxation. EconoQuantum, 13(1), 7-28. https://doi.org/10.18381/eq.v13i1.4869