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Deciding Whether a Law is Constitutional, Interpretable, or Unconstitutional

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  • Pablo Amorós

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    (Department of Economic Theory, Universidad de Málaga)

  • Ricardo Martínez

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    (Department of Economic Theory, Universidad de Málaga)

  • Bernardo Moreno

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    (Department of Economic Theory, Universidad de Málaga)

  • M. Socorro Puy

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    (Department of Economic Theory, Universidad de Málaga)

Abstract

A high court has to decide whether a law is constitutional, un- constitutional, or interpretable. The voting system is runoff. Runoff voting systems can be interpreted both, as social choice functions or as mechanisms. It is known that, for universal domains of preferences, runoff voting systems have several drawbacks as social choice functions. Although in our setting the preferences are restricted to be single-peaked over three alternatives, these problems persist. Runoff mechanisms are not well-behaved either: they do not implement any Condorcet consistent social choice function in undominated subgame perfect Nash equilibria. We show, however, that some Condorcet consistent social choice functions can be implemented in dominant strategies via other simple and natural mechanisms.

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Paper provided by Universidad de Málaga, Department of Economic Theory, Málaga Economic Theory Research Center in its series Working Papers with number 2010-09.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mal:wpaper:2010-9

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Keywords: Runoff voting system; Condorcet consistency; strategy-proofness; implementation theory;

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