Bandwagon Effects in Two-Party Majority Voting
AbstractEmpirical studies of voting behavior provide evidence of bandwagon effects. Some voters, believing that a particular candidate will win, vote for this candidate even though they prefer the alternative. This paper provides a non-expected utility explanation of such behavior by positing that voters may be averse to the uncertainty associated with an election. Copyright 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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