LecturePoliSci274March30 - PoliSci 274 Lecture 9 Professor...

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PoliSci 274 Professor Scott Gehlbach Lecture 9 2/23//09 1) Agenda a) Sophisticated Voting i) Motivation and definitions ii) The Powell Amendment 2) Board i) X p Y p Z ii) Y p Z p X iii) Z p X p Y b) Condocert i) X and Y---x P y ii) Y and Z--- y P z iii) Z and x--- z P x iv) Outcome Group Preference (1) Not transitive (2) Group choice: there is none (3) No Condorcet Winner c) Binary voting procedure i) Outcome in situation below would be X wins round 1, Z wins round 2 Outcome is Z (1) Given this it would be better to misrepresent their vote in first round since in essence a Vote for X is a vote for Z (a) Since individuals one and two both prefer Y to Z they will both vote for Y (i) 1 st player will misrepresent their vote to get a preferable outcome of Y over Z 3) Strategic Voting a) Definition: Situation where individuals are choosing the best outcome given beliefs about what other voters will do 4) Sophisticated Voting a) Definitions i) Strategic voting when voting is not simultaneous
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