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An experimental investigation of pure voting power

Geller, Christopher, Mustard, Jamie and Shahwan, Ranya 2004, An experimental investigation of pure voting power, in Selected papers from the 33rd Australian Conference of Economists, Sydney Sept. 27-30, 2004, Blackwell, Oxford, England, pp. 1-21.

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Title An experimental investigation of pure voting power
Author(s) Geller, Christopher
Mustard, Jamie
Shahwan, Ranya
Conference name Australian Conference of Economists (33rd : 2004 : Sydney, Australia)
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 27-30 September 2004
Title of proceedings Selected papers from the 33rd Australian Conference of Economists, Sydney Sept. 27-30, 2004
Editor(s) Sheen, Jeffrey
Wright, Donald
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australian Conference of Economists
Start page 1
End page 21
Publisher Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Keyword(s) voting
power index
Shapley-Shubik Banzhaf Johnston Burgin experiment
Summary We evaluate the accuracy of power indices by experimentally measuring the political power embodied in blocks of votes per se.  The experiment incorporates several players interacting in online chat rooms under supervision.  The chat rooms and the selection process reduce or eliminate extraneous political forces leaving logrolling as the primary political force.  Results show that two standard power indices reflect voting power while other power indices and proportionality do not.
ISBN 1864876646
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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