Article in a refereed journal
"Strategic, Sincere and Heuristic Voting under Four Election Rules: An Experimental Study"
, , March 2010
, p. 435-472
We report on laboratory experiments on voting. In a setting where subjects have single-peaked preferences, we find that the rational choice theory provides very good predictions of actual individual behavior in one-round and approval voting elections but fares poorly in explaining vote choice under two-round elections. We conclude that voters behave strategically as far as strategic computations are not too demanding, in which case they rely on simple heuristics (under two-round voting) or they just vote sincerely (under single transferable vote).
, "Strategic, Sincere and Heuristic Voting under Four Election Rules: An Experimental Study"