An Experimental Study of the Efficiency of Unanimity Rule and Majority Rule

Abstract

We test several claims about the relationship between unanimity rule and Pareto optimality. Buchanan and Tullock (1962), Mueller (2003), and other scholars argue that unanimity rule is more capable of producing Pareto optimal outcomes than other voting rules, such as majority rule, because unanimity rule passes an alternative only if it makes everyone… (More)

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@inproceedings{Dougherty2009AnES, title={An Experimental Study of the Efficiency of Unanimity Rule and Majority Rule}, author={Keith Dougherty and Brian Pitts and Justin Moeller and Robi Ragan}, year={2009} }