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  • Why not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?

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    The sequential election format of the presidential primaries is the best mechanism to sift through the would-be candidates of a political party and determine the nominee, says University of Illinois economist Mattias Polborn.

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  • To contact Mattias Polborn, call 217-333-4595; email

    The paper “Learning and Coordination in the Presidential Primary System” is available online.