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Manipulation of the Borda rule by introduction of a similar candidate


  • Jérôme Serais

    () (CREM UMR 6211 University of Caen)


In an election contest, a losing candidate a can manipulate the election outcome in his favor by introducing a weak similar candidate WSC in the choice set, the WSC b being defined as an alternative which is ranked immediatly below a in the individual preferences. We characterize the voting situations where this manipulation is efficient for the Borda rule and express its vulnerability for a 3 alternative election.

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  • Jérôme Serais, 2011. "Manipulation of the Borda rule by introduction of a similar candidate," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(1), pages 749-758.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00082

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    1. Holtz-Eakin, Douglas & Selden, Thomas M., 1995. "Stoking the fires? CO2 emissions and economic growth," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(1), pages 85-101, May.
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    Borda rule; Manipulation; Strategic candidacy; Similar candidate;

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    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making


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