1/22/13
Math and Politics Lecture 1:
Email of Professor: Andrew.sale@cornell.edu
TA- Katie Sulivan KJS227@cornell.edu
The winner of an election should be the candidate of the first choice of more votes than
another.
Makes a parallel to Al Gore and Bush el
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Prop: S. ONeil is the tallest man in the world.
Pf: ONeil is the tallest basketball player This is not a proof
Prop: S. ONeil is NOT the tallest man in the world.
Pf: Find someone taller! Counter example!
-More Yes-No voting time:
Lecture22DollarAuction
Conservative Convention: If for other player at their turn they have to decide between two bids
which lead to the same pay-off, then they will choose the smallest bid.
Punishing convention:
This is a sequential game.
1. There are tw
1/29/13
MathandPoliticsLecture3
Individual HW: Q 23, 41
Group HW: Q 29, 33, 35, 37
Recap: Social Choice Procedure
Input [Voter Profile] Output
Voter profile Social Choice Set cfw_b
What is wrong with plurality?
-Minority leadership because more people can
Social Choice:
Recall: A social choice procedure takes input: voter profile and gives an output: social choice set.
Example: Majority rule n voters. The social choice set will consist of any candidate who is at the top of at least
n/2 preference lists.
Ma
1/24/13
Math and Politics Lecture 2:
Reminder: Homework due in on Tuesday Groups of 3.
Office hours this week (511 Mallot) Mon 9-10 and 11:10-12:10
Homework Questions:
Individual- Q 4, 8
Group- 9, 12, 17, 18
Social Choice Procedure- Input Output it can le
Math 1340: Maths and Politics, Spring 2012
Homework Solutions
Homework 12
Problem 1
Step 1:
Annie gets: apartment lease (35), entertainment system (20), washer-dryer (15). Total: 70.
Ben gets: pool table (25), antique table (20). Total: 45.
Step 2:
Annies
Homework 1
Math 1340: Math and Politics (Spring 2012)
Please be concise in your answers. 1. If there were only two candidates running for President of the United States, (a) would majority rule dictate the winner of the election? Explain. (You might want
Math 1340: Maths and Politics, Spring 2012 Homework Solutions Homework 1 Problem 1 (a) Majority rule (whereby the person who receives more than 50% of the popular vote is elected) would not dictate the winner of the US presidential election in a two-way c
3/26/13
SequentialGames
Prelim on Thursday PLS 233 Starts at 7:30PM
HW for 2nd AprilIndividual: Q21, 27
Group: Q24, 28
Sequential Games:
e.g. Tic-tac-toe, chess
Theory of Moves
Recall:
1. An initial state is chosen ie a choice of strategy for each player
MathematicsandPoliticsL6:Weighted
Yes/Nosystems
Definition: A minimal winning coalition is the smallest winning coalition that you can get. This
group exists if the condition satisfies the criterion that if any member of the coalition is removed
then this
1/31/13
Mathematics and Politics Lecture 4: Finishing the Chart of SP criterion
Reminders:
Prelims are evenings of Feb 19, March 28
Email him if you have a conflict
Practice-aaabbcddd
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Hare- A B D
Borda- B wins
a-12
b-17
c-12
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VotingSystem
The Donation Paradox
F-4 L-1
F-3 L-2
Example:
A-5
B-3
C-1
D-1
E-1
Quota-8
Winning coalition:
AB
ABC
ABD
ABE
ABCD
ABCE
ABDE
ABCDE
ACDE
Total BPBI (A)- 9/19
BI (B)- 7/19
BI (C)- 1/19
A gives a vote to B
A-4
B-4
C-1
D
2/11/2013
MathematicsandPoliticsL5:TheEndof
Chapter1.TheBeginningofChapter
2
Individual HW: Q4, 8
Group: Ch1: Q39, 42
Ch2: Q1, 9
+ read The fairest vote of all
Condorcet
Dictatorship
AAW
N
Y
CWC
Y
X
Pareto
Y
Y
Mono
Y
Y
IIA
Y
Y
Consider the following SCP:
3/5/13
L13ElectoralCollege
Electoral College
According to 2000 dates:
BI of California -11.4%
BI of NY- 5.6%
BI of DC- 0.5%
Pop of these states- BI/10,000,000 ppl
Cali= 33.8 million . 3.4%
NY= 18.9 million .2.9%
DC= 570k8.9%
Game Theory Time:
This trend c
Adjusted Winner
Yet another divorce settlementApartment
Holiday Home
Custody
Piano
Rare Wine Collection
RV
Ann
30
15
35
5
10
5
Bob
25
6
20
20
9
20
Note: There are their honest valuations.
Initial Allocations:
Ann- 30+15+35+10= 90
Bob-20+20=40
Ann is the i
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Office Hours: 511 Mallot. 9:30-12:00
Katie: 1-4pm
HW: Ind: Q13,26
Group: Q17, 18, 19, 21
Will not be graded, but may appear on prelim
Prelim: Tuesday, starting promptly at 7:30pm. PLS 233 (Plant Sciences, Ag Quad)
Trade ro
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Bias
Quota Property
Alabama Paradox
Population Paradox
Monotonicity
Hill-Huntingdown
HAMILTONS METHOD
Pop
State of Being
86
Washington DC
270
AFC Wimbledon
85
Mongolia
271
State of Emergency 33
New Los Florida
135
State of the Union
185
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Calculate SSI for A, B, C:
A- 50
B- 49
C- 1
Quota- 51
List winning coalitionsA+C
A+B
A+B+C
AA B B C C
BCACAB
CBCABA
Therefore A is pivotal four times out of 6 possible options As SSI is 2/3
SSI (A)=2/3
SSI (B)=1/6
SSI (C)=1/6
Odd because even though B has
CalculatingthePowerofthePresident
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Shapley-Shubick Index
Reminder: Us federal system has one president and VP and 100 Senators and 435 members of
the House
Let x be a coalition. If x contains P, then it will be winning if it contains at least 51 senato
Mo Game Theory
Split or Steal!
Split
Steal
Split
(.5, .5)
(0, 1)
Steal
(1, 0)
(0, 0)+Shame
Split
Split
(3, 3)
Steal
(2, 4)
Steal
(4, 2)
(1, 1)
Ordinal Game
This game is called chicken.
Chicken
Swerve
Not Swerve
Swerve
both lose face, but survive
Column w
Why Did Lance Armstrong Cheat?
Rivalry between Armstrong and Jan Ullrick. In 2002, Ullrick was caught cheating and tested
positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Armstrong has the choice to:
Ullrich
Dope
Not Dope
Armstrong
Dope
Fair advantage
Lance Vict
Homework 2
(Due Thursday February 9 in class) Math 1340: Math and Politics (Spring 2012)
Please be concise in your answers. The homework seems long but that's because there's a lot to read in problems 3 and 4. Courage! 1. Exercise 36 in Chapter 1 of the t
Math 1340: Maths and Politics, Spring 2012 Homework Solutions Homework 2
Problem 1 Paris would clearly lose in a winner-by-majority or plurality contest since it is not the first choice of most of Kate's friends. Nor is it the Condorcet winner. Kate could
Homework 3
(Due Thursday February 16 in class) Math 1340: Math and Politics (Spring 2012)
Only 2 pages this time, it even fits in one piece of paper if you print double-sided! Please be concise in your answers. 0. Read the proof of Arrow's theorem in the
Homework 10
(Due Thursday April 26 in class) Math 1340: Math and Politics (Spring 2012)
Please provide complete justifications in all your answers. 1. Exercises 33 in Chapter 4 of the textbook. 2. Exercise 34 in Chapter 4 of the textbook (you did the one
Homework 11
(Due Thursday May 3 in class) Math 1340: Math and Politics (Spring 2012)
Please provide complete justifications in all your answers. 1. Exercise 7 in Chapter 5 of the textbook, plus (c) Prove that the divide-and-choose procedure does not guara