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dc.contributor.authorEvrenk, Haldun
dc.contributor.authorSher, Chien Yuan
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-08T13:24:02Z
dc.date.available2019-07-08T13:24:02Z
dc.date.issued2015-01
dc.identifier.citationEvrenk, H., & Sher, C. Y. (2015). Social interactions in voting behavior: distinguishing between strategic voting and the bandwagon effect. Public Choice, 162(3-4), 405-423.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0048-5829
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-015-0241-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1744
dc.description.abstractPrior studies of strategic voting in multi-party elections potentially overestimate the extent of it by counting erroneously votes cast under different motivations as strategic votes. We propose a method that corrects some of this overestimation by distinguishingbetween strategic voting (voting for a candidate other than the most preferred one to reduce the likelihood of an election victory by a third candidate that is disliked even more) and the votes cast under the ‘bandwagon effect’ (voting for the expected winner instead of the most preferred party to conform to the majority or to be on the winning side). Our method follows from the observation that a vote cannot be strategic unless the voter believes that it will affect the outcome of the election with a non-zero probability, while a vote cast under the bandwagon effect requires no such belief. Employing survey data that include the respondent’s assessment of the importance of his vote, we illustrate this method by estimating the extent of strategic voting in the 2005 UK general election. The estimated extent of strategic voting (4.22 %) is strictly less than self-reported strategic voting (6.94 %), but the discrepancy cannot be attributed in a statistically significant way to the bandwagon effect, suggesting that motivations other than those identified inthe literature may be at work. en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subjectVoting behavioren_US
dc.subjectSocial interactionsen_US
dc.subjectStrategic votingen_US
dc.subjectBandwagon effectsen_US
dc.subjectMulti-party competitionen_US
dc.titleSocial interactions in voting behavior: distinguishing between strategic voting and the bandwagon effecten_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalPublic Choiceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümütr_TR
dc.identifier.volume162
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage405
dc.identifier.endpage423
dc.contributor.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4730-1647
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84925463082
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorEvrenk, Haldun
dc.contributor.YOKid22875
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11127-015-0241-3
dc.contributor.ScopusAuthorID23980092600
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR


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