DP10751 The symmetric equilibria of symmetric voter participation games with complete information

Author(s): Georg Nöldeke, Jorge Peña
Publication Date: August 2015
Keyword(s): costly voting, mixed strategy equilibrium, participation games, polynomials in Bernstein form
JEL(s): C72, D72
Programme Areas: Public Economics
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We characterize the symmetric Nash equilibria of the symmetric voter participation game with complete information introduced by Palfrey and Rosenthal (1983). Our results confirm their conjecture on the existence, multiplicity, and comparative statics of such equilibria and yield more precise information on how changes in team size affect the location of equilibria.