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The Welfare Consequences of Strategic Voting in Two Commonly Used Parliamentary Agendas

  • Aki Lehtinen

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    This paper studies the welfare consequences of strategic voting in two commonly used parliamentary agendas by comparing the average utilities obtained in simulated voting under two behavioural assumptions: expected utility maximising behaviour and sincere behaviour. The average utility obtained in simulations is higher with expected utility maximising behaviour than with sincere voting behaviour under a broad range of assumptions. Strategic voting increases welfare particularly if the distribution of preference intensities correlates with voter types. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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    Volume (Year): 63 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (August)
    Pages: 1-40

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:63:y:2007:i:1:p:1-40
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