On the superiority of approval vs plurality: a counterexample
AbstractWe present a simple voting environment where the Condorcet winner exists. Under plurality rule, the derived game has a stable set where such a candidate is elected with probability one. However, no stable set of the approval game elects the Condorcet winner with positive probability.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 210.
Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
Date of revision: Jun 2011
Approval voting; Plurality voting; Sophisticated voting; Mertens Stability.;
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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-2011-07-13 (Collective Decision-Making)
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