A comparison between the methods of apportionment using power indices: the case of the U.S. presidential elections

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

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Main Author: Barthélémy, Fabrice
Martin, Mathieu
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 2011
Related: THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Data of publication: 2011
Series: THEMA Working Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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