Semenov, Aggey (2008): Bargaining in the Appointment Process, Constrained Delegation and the Political Weight of the Senate. Forthcoming in: Public Choice
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The President and the Senate bargain over the appointment of the Head of a key government department. The operating unit of the department has private information about its operating environment. We model the appointment process as a constrained delegation of policymaking to the operating unit (agency). When the Senate is sufficiently close to the agency the President has to give the agency more authority. On the other hand, given the Senate's ideal point, when the information is more precise the President can tighten delegation bounds.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Bargaining in the Appointment Process, Constrained Delegation and the Political Weight of the Senate|
|Keywords:||Appointments, bargaining, veto-based delegation, constrained delegation|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
|Depositing User:||Aggey Semenov|
|Date Deposited:||29. Apr 2008 09:55|
|Last Modified:||23. Feb 2013 07:01|
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