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Title:Voting experiments: bandwagon voting or false-consensus effect? PDF Logo
Authors:Bischoff, Ivo
Egbert, Henrik
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Joint discussion paper series in economics 2008,25
Abstract:In an experiment designed to test for expressive voting, Tyran (JPubEc 2004) found a strong positive correlation between the participants' approval for a proposal to donate money for charity and their expected approval rate for fellow voters. This phenomenon can be due to bandwagon voting or a false consensus effect. The social science literature reports both effects for voting decisions. Replicating Tyran's experiment and adding new treatments, we provide evidence for a false consensus effect but find no support for bandwagon voting.
Subjects:voting
experiments
bandwagon voting
false consensus effect
JEL:C90
D72
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Universität Marburg

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