A Foundation for Strategic Agenda Voting

Jose Apesteguia, Miguel A. Ballester, and Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Games and Economic Behavior 87, 91-99, September .


We offer complete characterizations of the equilibrium outcomes of two prominent agenda voting institutions that are widely used in the democratic world: the amendment, also known as the Anglo-American procedure, and the successive, or equivalently the Euro-Latin procedure. Our axiomatic approach provides a proper understanding of these voting institutions, and allows comparisons between them, and with other voting procedures.

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