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The European Commission : Appointment, Preferences, and Institutional Relations

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Napel, Stefan ; Widgrén, Mika:
The European Commission : Appointment, Preferences, and Institutional Relations.
In: Public Choice. Vol. 137 (2008) Issue 1-2 . - pp. 21-41.
ISSN 0048-5829
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-008-9310-1

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The paper analyzes the appointment of the European Commission as a strategic game between members of the European Parliament and the Council. The focal equilibrium results in Commissioners that duplicate the policy preferences of national Council representatives. Different internal decision rules still prevent the Commission from being a Council clone in aggregate. Rather, it is predicted a priori that Commission policies are on average more in accord with the aggregate position of the Parliament than that of the Council. This prediction is confirmed for a data set covering 66 dossiers with 162 controversial EU legislative proposals passed between 1999 and 2002.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: European Commission; investiture procedure; voting rules; Council of Ministers; European Parliament
Subject classification: C70, D02, D71, D72
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV > Chair Economics IV - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 07:10
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 08:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/30234