On the membership of decision making committees

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dc.contributor.author Bulkley, George en_GB
dc.contributor.author Pearson, Bernard en_GB
dc.contributor.author Myles, Gareth D. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-06T16:45:26Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:25:53Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T15:56:26Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The decision of a committee is determined jointly by the votingprocess it adopts and the composition of its membership. The paper analyses the process through which committee members emerge from the eligiblepopulation and traces the consequences of this for the decisions ofthe committee. It is shown that the equilibrium committee will becomposed of representatives from the extremes of the tastedistribution. These extremes balance each other and the committeereaches a moderate decision. However, this mutual negation by theextremes is a socially wasteful use of time. Data from the UK Houseof Lords is used to illustrate these results. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Public Choice Vol. 106, 1-2 , 2001 p. 1-22 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1005176130118 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48634 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Springer en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Discussion Papers in Economics en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries 00/09 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.springerlink.com/ en_GB
dc.relation.url http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/economics/papers/2000/index.php en_GB
dc.subject committees en_GB
dc.subject membership en_GB
dc.subject voting en_GB
dc.title On the membership of decision making committees en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.type Working Paper en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-06T16:45:26Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:25:53Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T15:56:26Z
dc.identifier.issn 00485829 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 15737101 en_GB
dc.description Draft published as working paper in November 2000 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Public Choice en_GB


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