Counting on my vote not counting: expressive voting in committees

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Show simple item record Ginzburg, Boris Guerra, Jose Alberto Lekfuangfu, Nuarpear 2022-07-07T16:45:54Z 2022-01-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ginzburg, B., Guerra, J.-A., & Lekfuangfu, W. N. (2022). Counting on my vote not counting: Expressive voting in committees. Journal of Public Economics, 205, pp. 104555
dc.identifier.issn 0047-2727
dc.description.abstract How do voting institutions affect incentives of committees to vote expressively? We model a committee that chooses whether to approve a proposal that some members may consider ethical. Members who vote for the proposal receive expressive utility, and all members pay a cost if the proposal is accepted. Committee members may have different depths of reasoning. Under certain sufficient conditions, the model predicts that features that reduce the probability of a member being pivotal-namely, larger committee size, or a more restrictive voting rule-raise the share of votes in favour of the proposal. A laboratory experiment with a charitable donation framing presents evidence in line with these results. Our structural estimation recovers the distributions of altruistic and expressive preferences, as well as of depth of reasoning, across individuals
dc.description.sponsorship Financial support from CBEE, Chulalongkorn University; CEDE, Universidad de los Andes (grant P17.223622.010/01); Spanish Ministry of the Economy (grant MDM 2014-0431); Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (AEI/10.13039/501100011033), and Comunidad de Madrid (grant S2015/HUM- 3444) is gratefully acknowledged.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Expressive voting
dc.subject.other Committees
dc.subject.other Pivotality
dc.subject.other Laboratory Experiment
dc.subject.other Level-K
dc.subject.other Structural estimation
dc.title Counting on my vote not counting: expressive voting in committees
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2015/HUM-3444
dc.relation.projectID Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. AEI/10.13039/501100011033
dc.relation.projectID Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. MDM 2014-0431
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 104555
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 16
dc.identifier.publicationtitle JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 205
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028918
carlosiii.embargo.liftdate 2024-01-01
carlosiii.embargo.terms 2024-01-01
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Economía
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