A Note on the Possible Advantage of Size Flexibility in Committees
This note analyzes the possible advantage of size flexibility in decision-making bodies facing an uncertain dichotomous choice. We find that under constant size variability, application of the unanimity rule might be more desirable than the simple majority rule, yielding higher average performance. In contrast, and as is well known, the latter rule is always the superior one, given a fixed number of decision makers with identical decisional competence.
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- Ben-Yashar, Ruth & Danziger, Leif, 2016.
"The unanimity rule and extremely asymmetric committees,"
Journal of Mathematical Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 107-112.
- Ruth Ban-Yashar & Leif Danziger, 2016. "The Unanimity Rule and Extremely Asymmetric Committees," CESifo Working Paper Series 5859, CESifo Group Munich.
- Ben-Yashar, Ruth & Danziger, Leif, 2016. "The Unanimity Rule and Extremely Asymmetric Committees," IZA Discussion Papers 9875, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Sah, Raaj Kumar & Stiglitz, Joseph E, 1988. "Committees, Hierarchies and Polyarchies," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 98(391), pages 451-470, June.
- Eyal Baharad & Ruth Ben-Yashar, 2009. "The robustness of the optimal weighted majority rule to probability distortion," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 139(1), pages 53-59, April.
- Ruth Ben-Yashar & Shmuel Nitzan, 2014. "On the significance of the prior of a correct decision in committees," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 76(3), pages 317-327, March.
- Ruth Ben-Yashar & Shmuel Nitzan, 2001. "The robustness of optimal organizational architectures: A note on hierarchies and polyarchies," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 18(1), pages 155-163.
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