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Jury Size in Classical Athens: An Application of the Condorcet Jury Theorem


Bryan C. McCannon


Saint Bonaventure University

September 1, 2009


Abstract:     
Jury composition varied greatly in the courts in classical Athens. A simple theoretical model of collective decisionmaking is developed, which is an extension of the Condorcet Jury Theorem. The determinates of optimal group size are analyzed. The results are used to explain the size of juries in classical Athens along with the variation in their membership.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: Classical Athens, Condorcet Jury Theorem, jury decisionmaking, optimal group size

JEL Classification: K4, N4

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Date posted: September 8, 2009  

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McCannon, Bryan C., Jury Size in Classical Athens: An Application of the Condorcet Jury Theorem (September 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1470170 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1470170

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Bryan C. McCannon (Contact Author)
Saint Bonaventure University ( email )
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Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
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716-375-2145 (Phone)
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