Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30082
Authors: 
Bischoff, Ivo
Egbert, Henrik
Year of Publication: 
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

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