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Social information and bandwagon behaviour in voting: an economic experiment

Ivo Bischoff () and Henrik Egbert

No 201005, MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)

Abstract: We present an economic experiment on the impact of social information on voter behaviour and find strong support for bandwagon behaviour in voting decisions. In total, 418 subjects participated in the experiment. Bandwagon behaviour is found among both male and female subjects.

Keywords: C90; D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2010
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