A Rationale for Assessments of Election Programmes

  • Otto H. Swank


The consequences of many policies are complicated and difficult to foresee. In the Netherlands, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) assists the government with assessing the consequences of economic policy. In addition, CPB calculates the economic consequences of party programmes before each election for parliament. The main objective of this chapter is to provide a rationale for the latter practice.


Majority Rule Median Voter Prefer Policy Direct Democracy Representative Democracy 
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