European Journal of Political Economy vol:16 issue:4 pages:707-737
This paper presents spatial models of logrolling in the EU. It analyzes the Commission appointment, logrolling and policy-making processes under the EU's principal legislative procedures: the consultation, cooperation and codecision procedures. The theory characterizes equilibrium EU policies and sets of successful policies, i.e., sets of policies that can become EU policy during the logrolling and policy-making processes. It also determines countries' optimal nomination strategies and countries' and legislators' optimal voting strategies during the Commission appointment process. It concludes that the EU institutions provide opportunities for efficient and stable exchanges of votes.