K.U.Leuven - Departement toegepaste economische wetenschappen
DTEW Research Report 09823 pages:1-43
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 co-decision 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 determines countries' optimal nomination strategies and countries and legislators' optimal voting strategies during the Commission appointment process. Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: C72, D72.