How to rig elections and competitions

N Hazon, P. E Dunne, S Kraus, M Wooldridge

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We investigate the extent to which it is possible to rig the agenda of an election or competition so as to favor a particular candidate in the presence of imperfect information about the preferences of the electorate. We assume that what is known about an electorate is the probability that any given candidate will beat another. As well as presenting some analytical results relating to the complexity of finding and verifying agenda, we develop heuristics for agenda rigging, and investigate the performance of these heuristics for both randomly generated data and real-world data from tennis and basketball competitions.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCOMSOC
StatePublished - 2008

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Place of conference:England


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