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An experimental investigation of pure voting power

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Christopher Geller, Jamie MustardJamie Mustard, R Shahwan
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.

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Title of proceedings

Selected papers from the 33rd Australian Conference of Economists, Sydney Sept. 27-30, 2004

Event

Australian Conference of Economists (33rd : 2004 : Sydney, Australia)

Pagination

1 - 21

Publisher

Blackwell

Location

Sydney, Australia

Place of publication

Oxford, England

Start date

2004-09-27

End date

2004-09-30

ISBN-13

9781864876642

ISBN-10

1864876646

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Sheen, D Wright

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