25 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 1, 2009
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.
Keywords: Classical Athens, Condorcet Jury Theorem, jury decisionmaking, optimal group size
JEL Classification: K4, N4
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
McCannon, Bryan C., Jury Size in Classical Athens: An Application of the Condorcet Jury Theorem (September 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1470170 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1470170
By Josiah Ober