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Anonymous voting and minimal manipulability

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  • Maus, S.

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  • Peters, H.J.M.

    (Quantitative Economics)

  • Storcken, A.J.A.

    (Quantitative Economics)

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We compare the manipulability of different choice rules by considering the number of manipulable profiles. We establish the minimal number of such profiles for tops-only, anonymous, and surjective choice rules, and show that this number is attained by unanimity rules with status quo.
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  • Maus, S. & Peters, H.J.M. & Storcken, A.J.A., 2005. "Anonymous voting and minimal manipulability," Research Memorandum 012, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
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    DOI: 10.26481/umamet.2005012
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