On Asymmetric Behaviors if Voting is Costly
AbstractMost of the voting models restrict themselves to the analysis of symmetric equilibria, i.e. equilibria in which ‘similar’ voters make ‘similar’ voting decisions. In this paper we investigate this assumption under costly plurality voting. In any pure strategy equilibrium, if two active voters have the same preference order over candidates, they do vote for the same candidate. However, as an example shows, this type of result cannot be hoped for mixed strategies equilibria.
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Strategic Voting; Symmetric Equilibria;
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- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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- NEP-CDM-2005-05-07 (Collective Decision-Making)
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- NEP-GTH-2005-05-07 (Game Theory)
- NEP-POL-2005-05-07 (Positive Political Economics)
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