AbstractWhat are good voting rules if voting is costly? We analyze this question for the case that an electorate chooses among two alternatives. In a symmetric private value model of voting we show that majority voting with voluntary participation Paretodominates majority voting with compulsory participation as well as random decision-making.
CitationBorgers, Tilman. 2004. "Costly Voting." American Economic Review, 94 (1): 57-66. DOI: 10.1257/000282804322970706
- D72 Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior