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The Voting Weight of Nations

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Kurz, Sascha ; Maaser, Nicola ; Napel, Stefan:
The Voting Weight of Nations.
Event: Australasian Public Choice Conference 2019 , 09.-10.12.2019 , Brisbane, Australia.
(Conference item: Conference , Keynote )

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Which voting weights ought to be allocated to single delegates of differently sized groups from a democratic fairness perspective? We operationalize the ‘one person, one vote’ principle by demanding every individual’s influence on collective decisions to be equal a priori. The analysis differs from previous ones by considering intervals of alternatives. New reasons lead to an old conclusion: weights should be proportional to the square root of constituency sizes if voter preferences are independent and identically distributed. This is knife-edged, however, in that preference polarization along constituency lines quickly calls for a Shapley value-based variation of simple proportionality.

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Item Type: Conference item (Keynote)
Refereed: No
Additional notes: speaker: Stefan Napel
Keywords: institutional design; two-tier voting; collective choice; Shapley value; pivot probability; equal representation; random order values
Subject classification: JEL Classification: D02; D63; D70; H77
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematical Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV - Microeconomics > Chair Economics IV - Microeconomics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 08:37
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53526