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ALEX3: A simulation program to compare electoral systems

Marie-Edith Bissey (), Mauro Carini and Guido Ortona ()

POLIS Working Papers from Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS

Abstract: The paper describes a simulation program for comparing electoral systems. The user fixes some basic features, like the distribution of first preferences, their peakedness, the dimension of the districts, and so on. The program produces the resulting Parliament under a number of electoral system, an index of representativeness and an index of governability. Some possible uses are discussed.

JEL-codes: D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2003-11
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