Interis, Matthew G.
Petrolia, Daniel R.
Coatney, Kalyn T.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics
Strategic voting in valuation choice experiments violates the common modeling assumption that everyone votes for his unconditionally most preferred choice. This presents a challenge to accurate estimation of values. We provide an examination of strategic voting in a homegrown value experiment that mimics choice experiments. In this way, we can test whether “prompting” participants to think about the others’ vote affects their vote. We reject this hypothesis. We also solicit participant perceptions about the vote distribution and test whether these perceptions affect their vote. We find that they do, but that the percentage of strategic voters is small.
Xu, Chang, "The Difficulties of Preference Elicitation Resulting from Strategic Thinking How Concerned Should We Be?" (2013). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4319.