Green-Armytage, James (2011): Strategic voting and nomination.
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Using computer simulations based on three separate data generating processes, I estimate the fraction of elections in which sincere voting will be a core equilibrium given each of eight single-winner voting rules. Additionally, I determine how often each voting rule is vulnerable to simple voting strategies such as 'burying' and 'compromising', and how often each voting rule gives an incentive for non-winning candidates to enter or leave races. I find that Hare is least vulnerable to strategic voting in general, whereas Borda, Coombs, approval, and range are most vulnerable. I find that plurality is most vulnerable to compromising and strategic exit (which can both reinforce two-party systems), and that Borda is most vulnerable to strategic entry. I support my key results with analytical proofs.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Strategic voting and nomination|
|Keywords:||strategic voting; tactical voting; strategic nomination; Condorcet; alternative vote; Borda count; approval voting|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making|
|Depositing User:||James Green-Armytage|
|Date Deposited:||12. Jul 2011 22:27|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 08:11|
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