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17:30 - 19:00 17 February 2016

Gorman Lectures 2016: "What is the Best Election Method?" Part II


Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre (G06) | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Eric Maskin, Harvard

Part II: "Elections and Strategic Voting"

Strategic voting consists of voting for candidate A even though you prefer candidate B. Election methods that are vulnerable to strategic voting produce distorted outcomes and impose heavy extra costs on voters. No method is entirely strategy proof, but I will argue that the election rules proposed by two rival 18th century scientists---Condorcet and Borda---come closest.


UCL Economics