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Voting under time pressure


Alos-Ferrer, Carlos; Garagnani, Michele (2022). Voting under time pressure. Judgment and Decision Making, 17(5):1072-1093.

Abstract

In a controlled laboratory experiment we investigate whether time pressure influences voting decisions, and in particular the degree of strategic (insincere) voting. We find that participants under time constraints are more sincere when using the widelyemployed Plurality Voting method. That is, time pressure might reduce strategic voting and hence misrepresentation of preferences. However, there are no effects for Approval Voting, in line with arguments that this method provides no incentives for strategic voting.

Abstract

In a controlled laboratory experiment we investigate whether time pressure influences voting decisions, and in particular the degree of strategic (insincere) voting. We find that participants under time constraints are more sincere when using the widelyemployed Plurality Voting method. That is, time pressure might reduce strategic voting and hence misrepresentation of preferences. However, there are no effects for Approval Voting, in line with arguments that this method provides no incentives for strategic voting.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > General Decision Sciences
Social Sciences & Humanities > Applied Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Economics and Econometrics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Voting, time pressure, sincerity, approval voting
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Date:September 2022
Deposited On:03 Feb 2023 12:55
Last Modified:29 Mar 2024 02:40
Publisher:Society for Judgment and Decision Making
ISSN:1930-2975
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://journal.sjdm.org/vol17.5.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:23270
  • Content: Published Version
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)