Voting Behavior Under Proportional Representation

21 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2019

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Peter E. Buisseret

University of Warwick - Department of Economics

Carlo Prato

Columbia University - Department of Political Science

Date Written: September 10, 2018

Abstract

We unearth the conceptual challenges of constructing a theory of sincere voting in proportional rule elections. Using a rich but tractable model of instrumental voting in closed-rule settings, we show how voters' expectations about the election's outcome shape the relative salience of different candidates in the ballot.

Keywords: Voting Behavior, List PR

JEL Classification: D72

Suggested Citation

Buisseret, Peter E. and Prato, Carlo, Voting Behavior Under Proportional Representation (September 10, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3332527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3332527

Peter E. Buisseret

University of Warwick - Department of Economics ( email )

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Carlo Prato (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Department of Political Science ( email )

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