Candidate Stable Voting Rules for Separable Orderings
ISER Discussion Paper No. 735
9 Pages Posted: 15 May 2009
Date Written: April 1, 2009
We consider the election model in which voters choose a subset from the set of candidates. Both voters and candidates are assumed to possess preferences with separable strict orderings. We investigate a rule satisfying candidate stability, which is the requirement to deter any candidate from strategic withdrawal. We show that a rule satisfies candidate stability if and only if it satisfies independence of the selection for each candidate.
Keywords: multiple-winner election, strategic candidacy, separable preference, voting by committees
JEL Classification: D71, D72
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