Laboratory Elections with Endogenous Turnout: Proportional Representation versus Majoritarian Rule

@inproceedings{Kartal2015LaboratoryEW,
  title={Laboratory Elections with Endogenous Turnout: Proportional Representation versus Majoritarian Rule},
  author={Melis Kartal},
  year={2015}
}
I investigate the impact of proportional representation (PR) and majoritarian rule (MR) on voter turnout and minority representation using theory and experiments. Numerous empirical studies have compared turnout across PR and MR. However, the empirical evidence is mixed. I show theoretically and experimentally that the comparison of turnout across PR and MR depends on the size of the minority but the empirical papers on the topic do not control for it. I also show that, in both theory and data… CONTINUE READING