Setting the Agenda Setter
19 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 30, 2012
We simulate the results of tournaments in which legislators vie for the role of leader, who sets the legislative agenda to their liking. We show that with multiple dimensions, when all choices for leader are paired against each other, a Condorcet winner is more likely than not. The probability of a Condorcet winner (who defeats all comers in a leadership battle) actually increases with the complexity of the structure of legislative preferences.
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