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An Evaluation of the Benefit of Using Two-Stage Election Procedures

William V. Gehrlein (), Dominique Lepelley and Florenz Plassmann ()
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William V. Gehrlein: University of Delaware
Florenz Plassmann: Binghamton University

Homo Oeconomicus: Journal of Behavioral and Institutional Economics, 2018, vol. 35, issue 1, 53-79

Abstract: Abstract We consider the potential benefit of obtaining a higher Condorcet Efficiency by using the two-stage election procedures Plurality Elimination Rule and Negative Plurality Elimination Rule that do not require voters to rank the candidates, rather than using Borda Rule that does require such a ranking. We find that there is a small probability that the winner with either Plurality Elimination Rule or Negative Plurality Elimination Rule will be different from the Borda Rule winner. However, one can expect some marginal increase in efficiency from using a two-stage voting rule, particularly Plurality Elimination Rule.

Keywords: Condorcet efficiency; Group mutual coherence; IAC; Spatial model of voting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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