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United We Vote

Eguia, Jon X. (2005) United We Vote. Social Science Working Paper, 1208. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190426-134751305

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Abstract

This paper studies the advantages that a coalition of agents in a larger electorate can obtain by forming a voting bloc to pool their votes and cast them all in one direction. We show under which conditions an agent will benefit from the formation of the voting bloc, whether being part of it or stepping out is most advantageous for an individual agent and what are the different optimal internal voting rules to aggregate preferences within the coalition.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:This work has benefited from valuable comments and suggestions by Matthew Jackson and by Paul Healy, Jonathan Katz, Jana Kunicova, Laurent Mathevet, Thomas Palfrey and Choi Kwok Pui. Their contribution is gratefully acknowledged.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSFSES-0316493
Caltech Lee Center for Advanced NetworkingUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Voting Bloc, Coalition Formation, Voting Rule
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:1208
Classification Code:JEL: D72, D71
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190426-134751305
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190426-134751305
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Deposited By: Katherine Johnson
Deposited On:26 Apr 2019 20:51
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