Standard voting power indices work : an experimental investigation of pure voting power

Geller, Christopher, Mustard, Jamie and Shahwan, Ranya 2005, Standard voting power indices work : an experimental investigation of pure voting power, in EPCS 2005 : Papers of the Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society 2005, University of Durham, London, England, pp. 1-30.

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Title Standard voting power indices work : an experimental investigation of pure voting power
Author(s) Geller, Christopher
Mustard, Jamie
Shahwan, Ranya
Conference name European Public Choice Society (2005 : Durham, England)
Conference location Durham, England
Conference dates 31 March-3 April 2005
Title of proceedings EPCS 2005 : Papers of the Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society 2005
Editor(s) Ashworth, John
Publication date 2005
Start page 1
End page 30
Publisher University of Durham
Place of publication London, England
Keyword(s) voting
power index
p power
Shapley-Shubik
Banzhaf
Johnston
Burgin
enhanced Banzhaf
experiment
Summary We evaluate power indices by experimentally measuring the political power embodied in blocks of votes per se. Subjects with differing votes divide a fixed purse by majority rule in online chat rooms under supermision. Chat rooms and processes for selecting subjects reduce or eliminate extraeous political forces leaving logrolling as the primary political force. Results show that various power indices bracket voting power which is more than proportionally concentrated in large players.
Language eng
Field of Research 140199 Economic Theory not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2005, University of Durham
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014547

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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