Accession Number:

AD0787586

Title:

Measuring Power in Weighted Voting Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The Shapley-Shubik and Banzhaf indices for measuring power in weighted voting schemes are discussed, along with techniques for computing these in the case of a large number of voters. The application of these power indices to a large number of voting structures is reviewed, including the U.S. Electoral College. Several additional research projects are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE