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An assessment of voting system simulations
 Hannu Nurmi
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In applying the results of the social choice theory to voting procedures, the question arises as to how often the various anomalies can be expected to occur. Computer simulations and probability modelling are common approaches to address this problem. This article is an attempt to find out the robustness of the socalled impartial culture assumption. For this purpose first a major perturbation of the impartial culture assumption is considered and, thereafter, we focus on a few minor modifications of the assumption.
The author wishes to thank Professor Bernard Grofman for suggesting the problem discussed in the article. The comments of anonymous referees are gratefully acknowledged. The work reported in this article has been supported by the Academy of Finland grant 111788.
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 Title
 An assessment of voting system simulations
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Public Choice
Volume 73, Issue 4 , pp 459487
 Cover Date
 19920601
 DOI
 10.1007/BF01789562
 Print ISSN
 00485829
 Online ISSN
 15737101
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 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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 Hannu Nurmi ^{(1)}
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 1. Department of Political Science, University of Turku, SF20500, Turku, Finland