K.U.Leuven - Departement toegepaste economische wetenschappen
DTEW Research Report 9732 pages:1-25
This paper presents spatial models of Commission appointment, policy making and logrolling in the EU. The theory characterizes sets of successful Commission proposals, i.e., proposals that can become EU policy, and sets of effective Commissions, i.e. Commissions that can be appointed and can successfully propose their own ideal policies. It also studies whether the Commission appointment and policy making processes allow for logrolling, and characterizes sets of sustainable logrolls, i.e. logrolls that can become EU policy during the policy making process. It concludes that the Commission facilitates logrolling in the EU.