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A Nail-Biting Election

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  • Brams, S. J.
  • Fishburn, P. C.

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In the first competitive election for President of the Social Choice and Welfare Society, the (official) approval-voting winner differed from the (hypothetical) Borda count winner, who was also the Condorcet winner. But because the election was essentially a toss-up, it is impossible to say who should have won. The election forCouncil was more true to form of other professional-society elections, with the winners identical, and even their rankings almost duplicative, under both voting systems.

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Paper provided by C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University in its series Working Papers with number 00-06.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:00-06

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Keywords: ELECTION; SOCIAL CHOICE; APPROVAL VOTING; BORDA COUNT; CONDORCET CANDIDATE;

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Cited by:
  1. Jean-François Laslier & Karine Straeten, 2008. "A live experiment on approval voting," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 97-105, March.
  2. Regenwetter, Michel & Grofman, Bernard & Marley, A. A. J., 2002. "On the model dependence of majority preference relations reconstructed from ballot or survey data," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 43(3), pages 451-466, July.
  3. Carlos Alós-Ferrer & Ðura-Georg Granić, 2012. "Two field experiments on Approval Voting in Germany," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 39(1), pages 171-205, June.

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