Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Mar, 1978, Volume 46, Issue 2

On a Difficulty in the Analysis of Strategic Voting<331:OADITA>2.0.CO;2-F
p. 331-343

Manimay Sengupta

The paper puts forward an approach to the analysis of the problem of strategic voting in democratic choice. It is argued that the notion of K-stability (or other similar concepts of equilibrium) is not adequate as an instrument for analyzing strategic voting. An alternative framework of analysis is suggested and using this framework, the possibility of sincere voting is examined in the context of a class of democratic systems.

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