AbstractWhat are good voting rules if voting is costly? We analyze this question for the case that an electorate chooses among two alternatives. In a symmetric private value model of voting we show that majority voting with voluntary participation Paretodominates majority voting with compulsory participation as well as random decision-making.
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Volume (Year): 94 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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