A Comparison Between the Methods of Apportionment Using Power Indices. The Case of the US Presidential Election

In this paper we compare five well-known methods of apportionment, advanced respectively by Adams, Dean, Hill, Webster and Jefferson. The criterion used for this comparison is the minimization of the distance between a power vector and a population vector. Power is measured with the well-known Banzh...

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Main Author: Mathieu, MARTIN
Barthélémy, Fabrice
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: ENSAE 2011
published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique no. 101; pp. 87 - 106
Data of publication: 2011
Series: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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