A behavioral power index
We propose an empirically relevant measure of voting power that uses the information about real or assumed voting patterns conveyed by a joint probability distribution on the set of voting outcomes, and apply it to the voting data of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Volume (Year): 141 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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