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Strategic Voting Behaviour of Voters

Question Prove that when voters are strategic in their voting behavior (no abstention allowed and two or more candidates are competing) then for any voter, voting for his least best alternative is a weakly dominated action.   Summary: This question belongs to political economy and discusses ... Read More

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Borda Count to Choose Between groups and to give Profile Preferences

Question Assume that a group of four individuals, N = {1,2,3,4}, is trying to choose between four alternatives, A = {x,y,z,w}. Assume that they use Borda rule where they give weights of 4,3,2 and 1 to their 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th ranked alternatives respectively. Find an example of profiles of prefe ... Read More

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Effects of Increased Political Competition on Political Outcomes

Question Discuss, in light of the papers by Myerson, Lizzeri and Persico, what are the effects of increased political competition on political outcomes.   Summary: This question belongs to political economy and discusses about papers by Myerson, Lizzeri and Persico and effects of increased p ... Read More

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Configuration of Strategies Form equilibrium of Voters

Question Assuming a citizen candidate model with a runoff system. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the first round, he wins the election. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes then there is a runoff election between the two candidates with the highest vote shares ( ... Read More

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Aggregation Rules for Choosing Among the Social Alternatives

Question Consider a polity of 77 citizens who are choosing among the social alternatives in the set A = {w, x, y, z}. Consider the following aggregation rules:   (i)The constant rule- for any profile of preferences the social preference is always w ›- x ›- y ›-z.   ... Read More

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Model of a Two-Candidate Electoral Competition

Question Write down a model of a two-candidate electoral competition in which: (i) Candidates have full commitment (ii) There is a Nash equilibrium in which the platforms chosen by each candidate are different.   Summary: This question belongs to political economy and discusses about a mod ... Read More

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An Aggregation Rule that Satisfies IIA, Non-Dictatorship

Question In the context of social choice theory, provide an example of an aggregation rule that satisfies IIA, non-dictatorship but still yields a transitive social preference for any profile of individual preferences in society.   Summary: This question belongs to political economy and disc ... Read More

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Effects of Extending the Franchise on Political Outcomes

Question What are the effects of extending the franchise on political outcomes? Discuss, in light of the papers by Myerson, Lizzeri and Lizzeri and Persico.   Summary: This question belongs to political economy and discusses about effects of extending the franchise on political outcomes. To ... Read More

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Citizen Candidate Model with the Given Electoral Rule to Find Candidate Equilibrium

Question Assume a citizen candidate model with the following electoral rule. Voters rank the candidates and give their first two ranked candidates a weight of I. and all other candidates a weight of zero. The candidate with the highest total score wins the election. If more than one candidate has t ... Read More

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Black Median Voter Theorem Predictions for Democratic Society

Question Consider a society that is trying to decide its tax policy on income as well as on bonuses that individuals receive at work. There is a continuum of individuals in society, indexed by i E [0, 1], where each individual i has a salaried income, y, and a personal bonus bi where bi is drawn fr ... Read More

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Write Summary For 1st Chapter From The Book The Twentieth Century A People’s History By Zinn Howard

Question The question is to write summary of the chapter in one to two pages in length--250-500 words, which embody the facts and ideas expressed.  Zinn, Howard.  The Twentieth Century.  A People's History.  New York:  Harper, 2005.  Chapter 1: The Uni ... Read More

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Write Summary For 2nd Chapter From The Book The Twentieth Century A People’s History By Zinn Howard

Question The question is to write summary of the chapter in one to two pages in length--250-500 words, which embody the facts and ideas expressed.  Zinn, Howard.  The Twentieth Century.  A People's History.  New York:  Harper, 2005.  Chapter 2:  The century ... Read More

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