Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/222014
Authors: 
Kóczy, László Á.
Sziklai, Balázs
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers No. MT-DP - 2018/1
Abstract: 
Uniformly sized constituencies give voters similar influence on election outcomes. When constituencies are set up, seats are allocated to the administrative units, such as states or counties, using apportionment methods. According to the impossibility result of Balinski and Young, none of the methods satisfying basic monotonicity properties assign a rounded proportional number of seats (the Hare-quota). We study the malapportionment of constituencies and provide a simple bound as a function of the house size for an important class of divisor methods, a popular, monotonic family of techniques.
Subjects: 
apportionment problem
divisor methods
malapportionment
Harequota
JEL: 
D72
D78
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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