This paper examines a simple model of multiple referrals under open rule. In the model, an uninformed House multiply refers legislation to two specialist committees (experts) who have policy preferences. Under open rule, committees′ proposals are analytically equivalent to speeches giving advice to the House about what policy to choose. Two different forums for giving advice, or making proposals, are examined: multiple joint referral and multiple sequential referral. The informational properties of these forums are compared to each other and to single referral.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics