Balancing the power to appoint officers

Salvador Barberà, Danilo Coelho

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Rules of k names are two-stage procedures where a first set of agents, the proposers, select k individuals from a set of candidates, and then another agent, the chooser, appoints one among those k in the list. The list of k names is often arrived at by letting each of the proposers vote for v candidates and then choosing those k with the highest support. We then speak of v-rules of k names. We study how different choices of the parameters v and k affect the balance of power between the proposers and the choosers. We analyze a strategic game where the proposers interact to determine what list of candidates to submit. We investigate the impact of the choice of parameters v and k upon the distribution of power among the proposers and the chooser, and we discuss how to eventually balance it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-203
JournalGames and Economic Behavior
Volume101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Constitutional design
  • Rule of k names
  • Strong Nash equilibrium
  • Voting rules

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