Technical Constraints on the Behavior of the Governing Party

  • Albert Breton
Part of the Case Studies in Economics book series (STEC)


The last chapter noted that a political party that maximizes a utility function defined for a probability of reelection and other variables could only do so subject to certain technical constraints or production conditions.1 This chapter examines these constraints and analyzes how they define the range of feasible alternatives open to the governing party and how they influence its behavior and indirectly the supply of public output.


Demand Curve Bituminous Coal Public Output Technical Constraint Opposition Party 
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© Albert Breton 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Breton
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  1. 1.University of TorontoCanada

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