Decision Making in Coalitions and the Economic Vote

Duch and Stevenson (2008) have specified a vote utility function in which responsibility attribution for economic outcomes is conditioned on factors that facilitate the ability of voters to determine each party's competency for shaping economic outcomes. In the case of coalition governments, voters are presumed to have some heuristic for assigning

Voter Perceptions of Agenda Power and Attribution of Responsibility for Economic Performance

In two recent experiments (one in the lab and one over the internet) concerning collective decision making we determined that individuals mainly assign responsibility to the decision maker with agenda power and with the largest vote share (Duch, Przepiorka and Stevenson 2012). We found rather weak evidence that responsibility is assigned to decisio