Electing a parliament
AbstractWe present a model where a society elects a parliament by voting for candidates belonging to two parties. The electoral rule determines the seats distribution between the two parties. We analyze two electoral rules, multidistrict majority and single-district proportional. In this framework, the policy outcome is simply a function of the number of seats parties take in the election. We prove that in both systems there is a unique pure strategy perfect equilibrium outcome. Finally, we compare the outcomes in the two systems.
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Date of creation: Apr 2007
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- Francesco De Sinopoli & Leo Ferraris & Giovanna Iannantuoni, 2008. "Electing a Parliament," Working Papers 150, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2008.
- De Sinopoli, Francesco & Ferraris, Leo & Iannantuoni, Giovanna, . "Electing a parliament," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/712, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-05-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2007-05-19 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-POL-2007-05-19 (Positive Political Economics)
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